Biodiversity Museum

Wet preparations

Front row:

Musk octopus Eledone moschata (Lamarck, 1798).

Preparation of the musculature of a female musk octopus, inventory number ZMUG 27500

Flying squid Ommastrepes bartramii, ♀ , (Lesueur, 1821).

Hoffmann, 1865, Java, inventory number ZMUG 27515

Burbot Lota lota (Linnaeus, 1758)

Unknown collector, inventory number ZMUG 30213

Coral Corallium rubrum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Unknown collector, Mediterranean Sea, inventory number ZMUG 26947

Shaggy sea bark Electra pilosa (Linnaeus, 1767)

Hahn, 1858, Norderney, inventory number ZMUG 27111

Seahorse Hippocampus spec.

Unknown collector, inventory number ZMUG 30211

Crown snail Melongena spec.

JG, 1885, inventory number ZMUG 27540


Back row:

Purple pilgrim mussel Argopecten purpuratus (Lamarck, 1819).

Bürger, 1906, Chile, inventory number 2528

Alpine strudel worm Crenobia alpina (Dana, 1766)

Unknown collector, 1909, Göttingen, inventory number ZMUG 2282

Manyborster worm of the annelid class Maldanella grossa (Baird, 1871)

Susanna Cove, 1899, Strait of Magellan, Chile, inventory number ZMUG 27349

Ice star Marthasterias glacialis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Unknown collector, 1860, Nice, inventory number, ZMUG 30212

Skulls of wild cats

African golden cat Profelis aurata (Temminck, 1827)

Unknown collector, inventory number ZMUG 161

Lion Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758)

Unknown collector, inventory number ZMUG 23425

Lynx Lynx (Linnaeus, 1758)

Unknown collector, inventory number ZMUG 20659

Leopard Panthera pardus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Unknown collector, inventory number ZMUG 1863

Varanus varius

Shaw / 1790 / unknown collector

Compilation of different species of butterflies and moths

ZMUG 11733 / Attacus atlas (Linnaeus, 1758) / Taiwan

ZMUG 24242 / Troides priamus urvillianus (Guérin-Méneville, 1830) / Priam's birdwing / Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Boungaville Island

ZMUG 24286 / Atrophaneura hector (Linnaeus,1758) / Common name: Crimson Rose / India, Bangalore

ZMUG 24240 / Troides priamus poseidon (Rothschild, 1895) / New Guinea Birdwing / New Guinea

ZMUG 23929 / Papilio ulysses Linnaeus, 1785 / Ulysses Swallowtail / New Guinea

ZMUG 23917 / Papilio thoas Linnaeus,1771 / Thoas Swallowtail / America

ZMUG 30251 / Morpho sp. / (South America)

ZMUG 30252 / Daphnis nerii (Linnaeus, 1758) / Oleander hawk moth / (Europe/Asia/Africa)

Biodiversity Museum Zoological Collection

The collections of the Biodiversity Museum go back to the "Königliches Academische Museum Göttingen" (Royal Academic Museum Göttingen), which was founded in 1773 to hold the collections of Christian Wilhelm Büttner (1716-1801) after their purchase. In the following years, the completely disorganised collection was then arranged and catalogued by the then sub-supervisor Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752-1840). It was also Blumenbach who increased the collections extensively in the following decades through purchases and donations. Only a few objects from these beginnings remain in the Biodiversity Museum today.

Note to user

Dear user,

In response to current developments in the web technology used by the Goobi viewer, the software no longer supports your browser.

Please use one of the following browsers to display this page correctly.

Thank you.