Zoological Museum

(Laboratory of Zoology Division)

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Head of the Laboratory Loginov Sergei Borisovich

Phone: + 7 (4822) 58-06-44

e-mail: zoology@tversu.ru

 

The first scientific exposition at the Zoology Division has been organized in the beginnig of 60s of the last century; exposition in its recent state was opened in 1971. It harbours an extensive collection of stuffed, pickled and skeletonized vertebrates, which have been collected for more than 50 years. Vertebrates of the Central Part of Russia form the core of the collection, although animals from other regions, including exotic ones, can also be found. Systematic collection of birds constitute the major part of the exposition.

The entire number of specimens is 6308 (288 in basic and 5207 in craniological collection). Some of the specimes, such as those, included in Red Data Book of Russian Federation or albinos, are of particular interest.

A great debt to the formation of the collection was made by the prominent scientists of the Division: Prof. L.V. Shaposhinkov, Dr. L.V. Viktorov, Dr V.I Zinoviev, Dr. K.E. Tomashevsky, Dr. M.G. Sorokin, as well as by skillful taxidermist E.A. Stepanov.

Along with exibition (65 sq. m.) and storage rooms, Museum has well-equipped taxidermy studio. Loginov S.B. и Emelyanova A.A. are in charge of its maintainance and development.

Museum is well-known in Tver and other regions of Russia mainly due to its educational activites. Excursions, led by the Division staff members, are oriented on people with different natural history backgroungs, from the beginners up to specialists . Museum has served as a training ground for pupils - winners of Biological and Ecological Contests of Country and Federation levels.