The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association




Amphibians and Reptiles

The Herpetology section works on amphibians and reptiles from all over the world, with a special geographical focus on Europe, Africa, South America, Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Research focuses on taxonomy, diversity, aut-/synecology, macroecology, species conservation, biogeography, species distribution modelling, evolution, and phylogenetics.

The constantly growing scientific collection currently houses > 110.000 specimens  and curated by Dr. Dennis Rödder and Dr. Claudia Koch.


Animal husbandry


DGHT group Bonn

Contact person

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

Collection Management Vertebrata

The collection manager supports the sections in the organisation of the vertebrate collections.

Digital Collection Catalogue

Digital catalogue of the ZFMK's herpetology collection