Bavarian Natural History Collections

Original name(s)

  • Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns (de - German)
Institution Address

Menzinger Straße 67
80638 Munich

Main areas of taxonomic expertise

  • Mammalogy,
  • Ornithology,
  • Herpetology,
  • Ichthyologie,
  • Malacology,
  • Crustaceology,
  • Arachnology,
  • Entomology
  • Microorganisms of the Rhynie Chert formation;
  • Triassic Gastropods,
  • Basal Neopterygii,
  • Stegocephalia,
  • fossil Reptiles (Saurischia, Ornithischia, Pterosauria),
  • Ruminantia, Rhinocerotidae

Type of organisation

Institution Address

Menzinger Straße 67
80638 Munich

Director Representative

Prof. Dr.Amarillys Vidalis


Structure Chart

url :
file : organigramm_bayern_nhc.pdf

Governing & Executive bodies





Staff fields

staff_year of reference2017
staff total260.0
scientific staff (permanent)30.0
scientific staff (non permanent)45.0
staff collection managers technicians (permanent)15.0
staff administrative (permanent)50.0
staff exhibitions (permanent)123.0

General Description

  • zoology
  • botany
  • geology
  • mineralogy
  • paleontology
  • anthropology/paleoanatomy
  • mycology
  • biodiversity informatics



Link of the Research page : Research page

Link of the Annual report : Annual Reports

Research Fields

  • Anthropology / Physical anthropology (46.20.00)

Research Initiative

Activities and outreach with Universities
Yes, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU,, ca. 50/hrs per week


Activities and outreach with other public
Yes, Education of biology teachers (Lehrerakademie Dillingen, VBIO etc.)



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