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Dr. Peter Bartsch

Peter Bartsch
Fax: +49 30 889140 - 8561

Museum für Naturkunde
Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
Invalidenstraße 43
10115 Berlin


  • Curator of Ichthyology
  • Project Coordinator for Building


Main research interests focus on the evolution and systematics of the major clades of osteichthyan fishes, based on the morphology of fossil and Recent taxa and the structure and ontogeny of ancient vertebrate groups of the Recent fauna: function, early ontogenetic development, and reproductive biology.
General logistics, function and development of research collections form a more recent focus of work.



Diedhiou, S. & Bartsch, P. 2009. Staging of the early development of Polypterus. In: Development of Non-Teleost Fishes (Kunz-Ramsay Y.W., Luer, C.A. & Kapoor, B.G. eds), pp 104–169. Enfield, NH: Science Publishers, Inc.

Bartsch, P. 1997. Aspects of craniogenesis and evolutionary biology in polypteriform fishes. - Neth. J. Zool. 47: 365-381.

Bartsch, P., Gemballa, S. & Piotrowski, T. 1997. The embryonic and larval development of Polypterus senegalus Cuvier, 1829: its staging with reference to external and skeletal features, behaviour and locomotory habits. - Acta Zoologica (Stockholm) 78: 309-328.

Bartsch, P. 1994. Development of the cranium of Neoceratodus forsteri , with a discussion of the suspensorium and the opercular apparatus in Dipnoi. - Zoomorphology 114: 1-31.

Bartsch, P. 1993. Development of the snout in the Australian lungfish Neoceratodus forsteri (Krefft, 1870). - Acta Zoologica (Stockholm) 74: 15-29.