Vertebrate collections

Collections of Birds

The collections of birds of „Grigore Antipa” National Museum of Natural History includes 11,500 specimens and approximately 10,000 food remains (pellets and stomachs).

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Herpetology collections

The herpetology (amphibians and reptiles) scientific collections gather 5.575 specimens. These collections are made of materials donated by Dr. Hilarie Mitrea, Franz Werner Steindachner, Ionel Fuhn.

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Ichthyology collections

The ichthyology scientific collections (fish) comprise app. 20,000 specimens, most of them fluid-preserved specimens. We distinguish the Griogore Antipa collection comprising large sturgeons, some of the Romanian species being extinct today.

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Collections of mammals

Form a systematic point of view, the scientific collections of mammals comprise 24 orders, 131 families and 923 species.

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About the vertebrates

The vertebrates are represented in the Museum’s collections with 46,500 specimens, some of them as part of the permanent exhibition, others preserved in the scientific archives.

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