The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

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[21.06.2020] The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig Leibniz Institute for Animal Biodiversity (ZFMK, Museum Koenig) presents a new exhibition of unique dinosaur skeletons from September 28, 2019 to June 21, 2020. For the first time ever, dinosaur skeltons from Europe will be shown in cooperation with the dinosaur museum Aahtal near Zurich. Highlight is the 27 m long original skeleton of the sauropod "Arapahoe", the longest original skeleton of a dinosaur in Europe.
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[13.03.2020] All events of the series "We read aloud" and the evening lectures are cancelled until further notice.
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[20.02.2020] Due to an internal event the Museum Koenig is closed on Thursday, 12th of March 2020.In return we will grant free admission on 13th of March 2020.
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[20.11.2019] A team of 24 scientists from Germany (predominantly from the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig - Leibniz Institute for Animal Biodiversity), Australia, China, and the USA have explored the phylogeny and evolution of beetles using genomic data of an unprecedented scale: 4,818 genes for 146 species, and 89 genes for 521 species representing all major lineages.
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[23.10.2019] A new study examines these classic hypotheses by shining a light on the early history of Lepidoptera, the order that includes moths and butterflies. Using the largest-ever data set assembled for the group, an international team of researchers created an evolutionary family tree for Lepidoptera and used fossils to estimate when moths and butterflies evolved key traits. Their findings show that flowering plants did drive much of these insects' diversity.
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[15.10.2019] The Bonn zoologist Jan Decher and his team collected bats during an environmental impact assessment in a rainforest in Guinea in 2008, which have now been described by a group of authors from Bonn and Eswatini as part of a revision as a new genus and species Parahypsugo happoldorum.
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[11.10.2019] Under the leadership of Dr. Livia Schäffler from @MuseumKoenig the “Biodiversity_next workshop: pan-European Biodiversity Monitoring“ of the European Biodiversity Monitoring Group will be hosted in Leiden – Netherlands - from October 20th to 21st 2019.
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[30.08.2019] The ZFMK is closed on 30th of August
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[05.08.2019] Impressions from Bioblitz in Georgia can be seen here. The video is mostly taken in Georgian, but there are also English contributions, so from. Dr. Marianne Espeland. An area of great biodiversity is analyzed in detail in international cooperation.
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[14.05.2019] Today, the three-dimensional visualization and analysis of biological samples using computer tomography (CT) is a routine procedure. However, in the past it was very difficult to visualize the fine surface details of many organisms. Scientists at the Universities of Cologne and Bonn and the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig – Leibniz Institute for Animal Biodiversity in Bonn have now developed a new method to digitally capture and display even the finest surface structures.
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