Pressemitteilungen

New light on Patagonian long-necked dinosaur

28. July 2021 | Press Releases | Pressemitteilungen

Bavarian State Collection for Palaeontology and Geology Paleontologists of the Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (SNSB-BSPG) examined the remains of the long-necked dinosaur Patagosaurus fariasi (175 million years) from Argentina as part of a new description. These investigations have great significance for the understanding of sauropod evolution. The researchers published their results in the […]

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Early dinosaur breathed like a bird

20. May 2021 | Press Releases | Pressemitteilungen

Bavarian State Collection for Palaeontology and Geology Pelecanimimus polyodon from the Lower Cretaceous (125 Ma) is the first predatory dinosaur found in Spain. An international team of paleontologists now discovered features on the fossil that are typical of dinosaurs closely related to birds, as well as birds. The researchers published their findings in the prestigious […]

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SNSB receive idw Prize for Science Communication

7. May 2021 | Press Releases | Pressemitteilungen

The Science Information Service (idw) has awarded the press office of the Bavarian Natural History Collections (SNSB) the idw Prize for Science Communication. The SNSB took 3rd place for their press release on the rediscovery of the Voeltzkow chameleon in Madagascar on October 30, 2020. The prize is endowed with 500 €. Due to the […]

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Meet the Nano-Chameleon, a new contender for the title of ‘World’s Smallest Reptile’

28. January 2021 | Press Releases | Pressemitteilungen

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology An international team, led by the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology (ZSM-SNSB), has discovered a minuscule new species of chameleon. The sole known, apparently adult male of the new species has a body size of just 13.5 mm, making it the smallest known male of the roughly 11,500 known non-avian […]

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Die Pest zur Zeit Kaiser Justinians

8. May 2013 | Pressemitteilungen

Staatssammlung für Anthropologie und Paläoanatomie Internationales Forscherteam beendet Debatte um Seuche im 6. Jahrhundert: Schon im sechsten Jahrhundert, – also Jahrhunderte vor dem bekannten Schwarzen Tod des 14ten Jahrhunderts, waren tausende von Menschen in Europa einer verheerenden Krankheit, der sogenannten Pest des Justinian, zum Opfer gefallen. In historischen Quellen wird von einer Seuche gesprochen, deren […]

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