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Welcome to the Laboratory of Theriology of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences!

We hope that you will enjoy our pages on the history, collections, publications, staff, and ongoing research in theriology.

Theriologists of the Zoological Institute traditionally conduct research associated with the problems of systematics and phylogeny of main mammalian orders, Lagomorpha, Rodentia, Lipotyphla, Chiroptera, Carnivora, Artiodactyla, and Perissodactyla. Our researches also are working on the biodiversity, zoogeography, and fossil history of mammals of Russia and adjacent territories. The laboratory researchers have published monographs in the series "Fauna of Russia and adjacent countries" and "Identification Guides to the fauna of Russia and adjacent countries". Our collection includes more than 100,000 specimens.

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Last modified: 11 October 2021  © Laboratory of Theriology, Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Science, 2011-2021