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Palaeontological and Stratighraphical Museum of the "Babeş-Bolyai" University

Museum code7411111
NamePalaeontological and Stratighraphical Museum of the "Babeş-Bolyai" University
AddressStr. M. Kogălniceanu nr. 1
Postal code400084
Telephone0264.405.300 (int. 5204)
E-MAIL addresssliana@bioge.ubbcluj.ro
Time tableMonday - Friday: 10:00 - 14:00 (on appointment)
Collection(s)The Paleontological and Stratigraphical Museum is located in the Central Building of "Babeş-Bolyai" University, built by the early 20th century. The museum collections are hosted in two halls on the ground floor of the building and in the hall of the Geology - Paleontology Chair. The open air collection is located in the inner courtyard, in the space in front of the Geology - Paleontology Chair. The Paleontological and Stratigraphical Museum of "Babeş-Bolyai" University has a long history and a rich scientific tradition. It emerged as an academic collection in 1919, by partially taking over the collections of Francis Joseph University (inaugurated in 1872.). The collections were later reorganized and enriched with samples donated by geology professors and students. The exchanges conducted with museums and collectors in this country and abroad also contribute to the continuous diversification of the museum heritage. The museum currently has a number of about 50,000 samples, grouped in the following collections: The taxonomic paleontology collection gathers a systematic arrangement of fossil plants, invertebrates and vertebrates in this country and abroad. The most valuable collection is the specimen one and includes over 200 species of fossil plants and animals, representing new species for science and described for the first time in Romania. The general stratigraphy collection comprises fossils and rocks from Europe, ordered chronologically, from the Cambrian to the Pleistocene. The Transylvanian Basin collection is a regional collection, unique in Romania. It comprises mollusks, echinus, fossil vertebrates and plants from the Palaeogene and Neogene of the Transylvanian Basin. The important regional collections include those in the west basins (Şimleu, Borod, Zarand) or the rock collections (Simplon tunnel - Switzerland, Apuseni Mountains, Transylvanian Depresion). The open air includes large blocks or polished plates of magmatic, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks and silicified wood trunks, samples collected from occurrences in Romania.
Categoryîn subordinea unei universităţi
General profileNatural Sciences
Main profilePaleontology, Geology
WEB addresshttp://muzee.ubbcluj.ro/muzee/muzeul-de-paleontologie-si-stratigrafie
Publicationsrevista Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai, Seria Geologia, editată de Departamentul de Geologie al Facultăţii de Biologie şi Geologie
Contact personLiliana Săsăran
Positioncercetător ştiinţific
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