The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association


The herpetological collection of the ZFMK documents biodiversity and serves as a repository for researchers who are working on the taxonomy, biogeography, (macro)ecology, phylogenetics, evolution, parasitology, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles. Data obtained from collection material is also frequently used for modern techniques such as genetic analyses, micro-CT scanning, and species distribution modelling, which highlights the withstanding importance of such scientific collections.


About the collection


Type catalogue

Contact person

Head of Herpetology Section
+49 228 9122-252
+49 228 9122-212
d.roedder [at]

Digital Collection Catalogue

Digital catalogue of the ZFMK's herpetology collection