SLOVENIAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
The subject of activities carried out by the Vertebrate Department are all groups of vertebrates and comprise their collection, keeping and study, as well as passing the relevant information to the public and presentation of work results in the form of publications and museum exhibitions. Research collections are important resources for scientific studies, they represent evidential material that enables verification of research results, as well an irreplaceable reference source. The researccollections kept by the Vertebrate Department are the most complete material source of information on vertebrates of Slovenian territory. The exhibited collections are intended for the wider public, i.e. for the visitors' education and awareness building on the heritage of natural origin. Within this Department, the Slovenian Bird Ringing Center – SBRC functions as well.
Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris). (Photo: D. Šere)
Eurasian Nuthatch (Sitta europaea). (Photo: I. Božič)
Western whip snake (Coluber viridiflavus). (Photo: M. Jernejc Kodrič)
Proteus / Human fish (Proteus anguinus). (Photo: A. Petrinjak)
European mudminnow (Umbra krameri). (Photo: J. Gregori)
The role of natural history museums in biodiversity studies