The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Type catalogue

The herpetological collection contains about 2500 type specimens of ca. 700 species and subspecies, including more than 300 primary types and 100 syntypes.

Recently, Böhme (2014) published a detailed overview of the herpetological activities in Bonn including information on the herpetological collection of the ZFMK and a critically commented type catalogue. An uncommented list of the types can be found in Böhme (2010).



  • Böhme, W. (2010): A list of the herpetological type specimens in the Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Bonn. - Bonn zool. Bull., 59: 79-108.
  • Böhme, W. (2014): Herpetology in Bonn. - Mertensiella, 21: 1-256.

Contact person

Curator Herpetology
+49 228 9122-252
+49 228 9122-212
d.roedder [at]

Digital Collection Catalogue

Digital catalogue of the ZFMK's herpetology collection