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ST. GALLEN: Naturmuseum St. Gallen

  • Toni Bürgin
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Part of the Natural History Collections book series (NHC)

Abstract

As with most natural history museums, the St. Gallen museum of nature was originally based on a collection of curiosities. Its paleontological collection grew especially during the nineteenth century. Presently its paleontological collection holds about 25,000 specimens. Today, the main focus in collecting and research is on the local fossils from the Cretaceous and the Miocene. Research is done in cooperation with external scientists and local collectors. The most important specimens are shown in the permanent exhibition.

Keywords

St. Gallen Appenzell Innerrhoden Appenzell Ausserrhoden Local collection Ammonites Shark vertebrae Cretaceous Miocene 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Toni Bürgin
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  1. 1.St. GallenSwitzerland

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