Vertebrate Zoology

Vertebrate Zoology - Virtual Issue

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Special Online Releases

Diverging development of akinetic skulls in cryptodire and pleurodire turtles: an ontogenetic and phylogenetic study.

DOI: 10.26049/VZ69-2-2019-01 

The origin of orbitotemporal diversity in lepidosaurs: insights from tuatara chondrocranial anatomy.

DOI: 10.26049/VZ69-2-2019-04

Vertebrate Zoology - 69 (2) 2019

ISSN 2625-8498 (Online)
ISSN 1864-5755 (Print)
The issues appear in parallel in print and as online-published PDFs


Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Institute: Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Germany

Vertebrate Zoology 69 (2) 2019


VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY (formerly  ZOOLOGISCHE ABHANDLUNGEN) is a scientific journal published by the Museum of Zoology Dresden, Germany.

The official website of the journal is hosted at

Research fields covered by VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY are taxonomy, morphology, anatomy, phylogeny (molecular and morphology-based), historical biogeography, and palaeontology of vertebrates.

We ask carefully to follow the Instructions for authors, available online at the journal’s website.
All manuscripts will be reviewed by two or more referees.

Impact Factor: 1.282 (2018)
Journal Citation Reports

Clarivate Journal Citation Reports© Ranking (2018): 70/170  Q2 (Zoology)

open accessIndexed in
BIOSIS Previews, Biology & Environmental Sciences, Current Contents – Agriculture, Science Citation Index Expanded, SCOPUS, Zoological Record

Manuscripts and all related correspondence should be sent by e-mail to
(Old content pages Zoologische Abhandlungen, Museum für Tierkunde Dresden)

Editorial Board

Uwe Fritz (Editor-in-Chief, Reptiles)

Raffael Ernst (Amphibians)
Martin Päckert (Birds)
Clara Stefen (Mammals)
N.N. (Uwe Fritz) (Fishes)

Museum of Zoology
Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden
Koenigsbruecker Landstrasse 159
01109 Dresden

Advisory Board
Ralf Britz (London, United Kingdom)
Wilson J. E. M. Costa (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Jochen Martens (Mainz, Germany)
Bernd Nicolai (Halberstadt, Germany)
Olivier Rieppel (Chicago, USA)
Marcelo Sánchez Villagra (Zurich, Switzerland)
Manuel Schweizer (Bern, Switzerland)
Miguel Vences (Braunschweig, Germany)
Yehudah L. Werner (Jerusalem, Israel)

ISSN 2625-8498 (Online)
ISSN 1864-5755 (Print)

Markward Herbert Fischer,
Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Germany


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