The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig
is a research museum of the Leibniz Association
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The Section of Mammalogy was founded in 1936. First curator was Heinrich Wolf, followed by Ernst von Lehmann, Fritz Dieterlen, Günter Nobis, Rainer Hutterer and Gustav Peters.
Today, Jan Decher (small mammals) and Eva Bärmann (large mammals) are curators of the mammal collection. Please send any inquiries to the appropriate curator. Requests for invasive sampling should follow our guidelines:
Associated with the Section is the Bat Banding Centre, a sound laboratory, and an animal sound collection with an emphasis on "terrestrial carnivores".
Staff of the Mammal Section participate in the Master's programm OEP at Uni Bonn by giving a lecture and practical course on "Evolution of Mammals".
Focus of the scientific mammal collections are small mammals of the Palearctic and Africa, but there are also important collections from South America and East Asia.
The collection houses about 100,000 specimens representing 1,800 species of mammals. All recent orders and 87% of the families are represented. There are 100 primary type specimens (holo-, lecto- and neotypes) and 500 paratypes; including those of extinct species.