Dr.
Barbara Herzig

volunteer

On the identity of Bdeogale species.
E. Haring, B. Herzig-Straschil & H. Van Rompey

Members of the African genus Bdeogale (B. crassicauda, B. jacksoni, B. nigripes) are distributed from Gabon and Cameroon in the west to Kenya and Tanzania in the east and to Mozambique in the south east. The classification of B. nigripes and B. jacksoni is not quite clear.
Since the Museum of Natural History in Vienna has some Bdeogale-specimens from the relevant areas and also has a well equipped DNA laboratory, it was decided to perform a DNA sequence analysis of mitochondrial DNA to elucidate the genetic relationships and differentiation patterns of the Bdeogale species. Apart from samples of the specimens in our collection, samples from many other museum collections are being used and we are grateful to the curators of these collections for their cooperation. 

Education:

  • 1963-1964 studying agriculture, Univ. of Agriculture, Vienna
  • 1964-1972 studying zoology and botany , faculty of philosophy,. Univ.Vienna
  • Dissertation at 1. Zoological Institute (Univ.Prof. Dr. W. Marinelli, Univ.Prof. Dr. F. Schaller).
  • 1972 obtaining the doctorate, doctor of philosophy

Career:

  • 1973 -1974 and several months in following years, research worker at the Mammal Research Institute, University Pretoria, South Africa (Prof. Dr. J. D. Skinner)
  • 1974-1975 research fellow of the German Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (Vogelwarte Radolfzell) for the Österr.Gesellschaft für Vogelkunde (Vienna, Austria)
  • 1975-1981 university assistant, University of Salzburg (Austria) working at the mammal collection , Naturhistorisches Museum Wien (Vienna, Austria)
  • 1981-1984 Fa. Bender (Boehringer-Ingelheim), pharmazeutical industries
  • 1984 -1995 head of fish collection, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien (Vienna, Austria)
  • since 1995 researcher at the mammal collection, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien (Vienna, Austria)
  • March 2005 - 2011 curator of mammals, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien (Vienna, Austria)

Straschil, B. 1972: Citellus citellus L. (Europäisches Ziesel) in Österreich. (Zur Biologie und Ökologie eines terrestrischen Säugetieres an der Grenze seines Verbreitungsgebietes). Diss. Univ. Wien. 159 pp.

 

Straschil, B. 1973: Biologie und Verbreitung des Ziesels (Citellus citellus L.) in Österreich. Vivarium, 3, 31-36.

 

Straschil, B. 1974: Albinism in the Cape Ground Squirrel Xerus inauris (Zimmermann, 1780). (Rodentia, Sciuridae). S. Afr. J. Sci. 70, 315.

 

Straschil, B. 1975: Sandbathing and marking in Xerus inauris (Zimmermann, 1780). (Rodentia, Sciuridae). S. Afr. J. Sci. 71, 215-216.

 

Herzig-Straschil, B. 1976: Nahrung und Nahrungserwerb des Ziesels. Acta Theriol. 21, 131-139.

 

Herzig-Straschil, B. 1976: Das Europäische Ziesel. Panda, 2, 20-21.

 

Herzig-Straschil, B. 1977: Notes on the feeding habits of the yellow mongoose, Cynictis penicillata (Cuv.). (Carnivora, Viverridae). Zool. Afr. 12, 225-229.

 

Herzig-Straschil, B. & F. Spitzenberger 1977: Die Hausspitzmaus (Crocidura russula) in Vorarlberg - ein österreichischer Erstnachweis. Montfort 29, 271-274.

 

Král, B., J. Zima & B. Herzig-Straschil 1978: Karyotype analysis of voles of the genus Pitymys from southern Austria. Folia Zool. 27, 129-133.

 

Herzig-Straschil, B. &. G. A. Robinson 1978: On the ecology of the fruit bat Rousettus aegyptiacus leachi (Smith, 1829) in the Tsitsikama Coastal National Park. Kodoe 21, 101-110.

 

Herzig-Straschil, B. 1978: On the biology of Xerus inauris (Zimmermann, 1780) (Rodentia, Sciuridae). Z. f. Säugetierkunde 43, 262-278.

 

Herzig-Straschil, B. 1979: Xerus inauris (Rodentia, Sciuridae) - an inhabitant of the arid regions in southern Africa. Folia Zool. 28, 119-124.

 

Král, B., J. Zima, B. Herzig-Straschil & O. Sterba 1979: Karyotypes of certain small mammals from Austria. Folia Zool. 28, 5-11.

 

Wolff, P., B. Herzig-Straschil & K. Bauer 1981: Rattus rattus (Linné, 1758) und Rattus norvegicus (Berkenhout 1769) in Österreich und deren Unterscheidung an Schädel und postcranialem Skelett. (Mammalia austriaca 4). Mitt. Abt. Zool. Landesmus. Joanneum 9 (1980), 141-188.

 

Herzig-Straschil, B. & A. Herzig 1989: Biology of Xerus princeps (Rodentia, Sciuridae). Madoqua 16, 41-46.

 

Herzig-Straschil, B., A. Herzig & H. Winkler 1991: A morphometric analysis of Xerus inauris and Xerus princeps (Rodentia; Sciuridae). Z. f. Säugetierkunde 56, 177-187.

 

Robinson, T. J. , A. D. Bastos, K. M. Halanych & B. Herzig 1996: Mitochondrial DNA Sequence Relationships of the Extinct Blue Antelope Hippotragus leucophaeus. Naturwissenschaften 83, 178-182.

 

Herzig-Straschil, B. 1997: Franz Steindachner (1834-1919) and Other Prime Contributors to the Ichthyological Collection of the Naturhistorisches Museum Wien. Part one, 4, 101-108. In: T. W. Pietsch & W. D. Anderson Jr. (eds.) Collection Building in Ichthyology and Herpetology, The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Special Publ. no. 3. 593 pp.

 

Haring, E., B. Herzig-Straschil & F. Spitzenberger 2000: Phylogenetic analysis of Alpine voles of the Microtus multiplex complex using the mitochondrial region. J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Research 38, 231-238.

 

Herzig, A. & B. Herzig-Straschil, 2001. Das Vorkommen des Aales (Anguilla anguilla) im Donaueinzugsgebiet - allochthon versus autochthon. Österr. Fischerei 54, 10, 230-234.

 

Economidis, P. & B. Herzig-Straschil, 2003. Barbus albanicus Steindachner, 1870. In: P. Banarescu (ed.) Handbook of Freshwater Fishes of Europe Bd. 5/II, 23-41.

 

Economidis, P. & B. Herzig-Straschil, 2003. Barbus graecus Steindachner, 1895. In: P. Banarescu (ed.) Handbook of Freshwater Fishes of Europe Bd. 5/II, 219-226.

 

Herzig-Straschil, B., Z. Bihari & F. Spitzenberger, 2004. Recent changes in the distribution of the field mouse (Apodemus agrarius) in the western part of the Carpathian basin. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 105 B, 421-428.

 

Urbani, B. & B. Herzig-Straschil, 2005. Historia de la colección de primates venezolanos en el Museo de Historia Natural de Viena, Austria. Mem. Fund. La Salle de Cienc. Nat. 161-162 (2004), 253-259.

 

Herzig-Straschil, B. 2006. Zieselschutz im Burgenland. Natur und Umwelt im Pannonischen Raum 21, 4, , 12-13.

 

Edwards C.J., Bollongino R., Scheu A., Chamberlain A., Tresset A., Vigne J.-D., Baird J.F., Larson G., Ho S.Y.W., Heupink T.H., Shapiro B., Freeman A.R., Thomas, M.G., Arbogast R.-M., Arndt B., Bartosiewicz L., Benecke N., Budja M., Chaix L., Choyke A.M., Coqueugniot E., Döhle H.-J., Göldner H., Hartz S., Helmer D., Herzig B., Hongo H., Mashkour M., Özdogan M., Pucher E., Roth G., Schade-Lindig S., Schmölcke U.,

 

Schulting R., Stephan E., Uerpmann H.-P., Vörös I., Voytek, B., Bradley D.G. & Burger J. 2007. Mitochondrial DNA analysis shows a Near Eastern Neolithic origin for domestic cattle and no indication of domestication of European aurochs. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 274, 1377-1385.

 

Herzig-Straschil, B. 2007. Zieselschutz - Erhaltung der notwendigen landestypischen Natur- und Kulturlandschaft . Nöhrer Verlag, Wolfau. 90 pp.

 

Herzig-Straschil, B. 2008. First breeding record of the golden jackal ((Canis aureus) L., 1758) in Austria. Ann. Natuhist. Mus. Wien 109B (2007), 73-76.

 

Herzig-Straschil, B. 2008: Fledermäuse im Haus - neu gestaltete Vitrine im Saal 33 des Naturhistorischen Museums. Universum 6 (Sommer 2008), Das Naturhistorische p. 3

 

Herzig-Straschil, B. 2008: Goldschakale in Österreich. Universum 9 (Herbst 2008), Das Naturhistorische p. 7

 

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Berg Hans-Martin
collection manager
Bibl Alexander
collection manager
Bogutskaya Nina
scientific assistant
Gassner Georg
collection manager
Hofmann Gerhard
taxidermist
Illek Robert
head taxidermist
Kothbauer Renate
scientific assistant
Lutz Daniela
contract worker (CMS, databases)
Mikschi Ernst
head of department
Palandacic Anja
collection manager
Pilat Melanie
scientific assistant
Renner Swen
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Riedel Bettina
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Rubin Iris
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Saliari Konstantina
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Schiller Katharina
employee project digitization
Schweiger Silke
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Stefke Katharina
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Taschler Nadine
taxidermy trainee
Wallner Nathalie
taxidermist
Weiß Veronika
taxidermy trainee
Wicke Johannes
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