Welcome to the Department of Herpetology Web Site

Welcome to the Department of Herpetology of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences!

We hope that you will enjoy our pages, dedicated to present our collections and ongoing research in herpetology.

Herpetologists of the Zoological Institute traditionally conduct research associated with the problems of biodiversity of amphibians and reptiles of Russia and former Soviet Union (the Caucasus, Central Asia, eastern Siberia, the Far East, the Central Chernozem Region) and other adjacent countries, including Mongolia. These studies typically include data on taxonomy, natural history, ecology, phylogeny, and biogeography and speciation continuing the traditions established in the last century. During the last decade, special attention has been given to long-term research on the herpetofauna of tropical forests of Southeast Asia.

Last modified: 8 September 2008            Department of Herpetology, Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, 2005-08