Current NEWS from the LIB cosmos
From newly discovered animal species to treasures of historical collections, from environmental changes to nature conservation in the Anthropocene, from the opening of a special exhibition to a panel discussion: you will find all the latest information here. We also offer current press releases for download in the press area.
We celebrate 25 years of the Biohistoricum at the Museum Koenig Bonn
The Biohistoricum has already existed in Bonn for a quarter of a century. From 23 to 25 June we will be celebrating this special birthday as part of the DGGTB annual conference.
Fossil beetle species described with astonishing physical characteristics
In a recent study, researchers among LIB beetle expert Dagmara Żyła seek answers and describe the new genus and species from Cretaceous amber.
Global database connects collections from the world’s 73 largest natural history museums
With their 15 million objects the scientific collections of the LIB are now part of a global database of the world’s largest natural history museums.
Our Treasure of the Month: Wallace’s Golden Birdwing
This month, we will take a closer look at the specimen in our collection and commemorate its namesake on his 200th birthday celebration.
Treasure of the month: Three alien land snails
Land snails are generally not famous for getting quickly from A to B. Nevertheless, we humans often unintentionally ensure that some species can travel very long distances and spread in a foreign country.
Our treasure of the month bears a great name
Our treasure, Seminemacheilus attalicus, was named after the Attalid king Attalos.