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The brief history of mammalogical research in Türkiye
The mammalogical studies (systematics, population genetics and phylogeny) in Anatolia or Asia Minor (currently Republic of Türkiye) had been started by the mostly foreign researchers before the foundation of Republic of Türkiye in the year of 1923.
Below the some papers on Turkish mammals were listed chronically
Before Republic of Türkiye
The mostly foreign scientists were performed the research on the mammals of Asia Minor and Thrace.
1835 Bennet (Mammals of Trabzon and Erzurum provinces)
1837 Martin (Insectivor)
1837 Waterhouse (Rodent)
1840 Blyth (Mouflon)
1845 Kotschy (Wild goat)
1860 von Gonzenbach (Mammals)
1877 Danford (Asia minor mammals)
1880 Danford and Alston (Asia minor mammals)
1896 Nehring (Carnivores)
1897 Thomas (Rodent) also 1901, 1903, 1906, 1907, 1917, 1918, 1920
1897 Satunin (Mammals) also 1898, 1900,1901
1898 Satunin (Rodent)
1899 Barret – Hamilton (Water vole)
1903 Nehring (Rodent)
1905 Andersen (Bats)
1908 Lydecker (Chamois) also 1909 (Wild sheep)
1908 Miller (Mammals)
1915 Allen (Rodent)
1916 Blackler (Carnivoreses, Rodents and Even-toed mammals)
1920 Hinton (Rodent)
After Foundation of Republic of Türkiye
1932 Ahorini (Rodent)
1934 Barclay (Fallow Deer)
1934 Niethammer and Kumerloeve (Rodent)
1935 Pocock (Panther)
1936 Barclay (Roe Deer)
1936 Neuhauser (Rodent)
1938 Belic (Wild boar)
1947 Ognev (Mammals)
1948 Hoberlandt and Taborsky (Mammals)
1951 Hoensbroech (Wild goat)
1957 Caspers (Delpfin)
1957 Misonne (Rodent)
1959 Kahraman (Mammalia)
1959 Koller (Red deer)
1960 Kahraman and Çağlar (Rodent)
1961 Çağlar (Bats)
1962 Osborn (Rodent)
1962 Alkan (Carnivoress, Rodents)
1962 Spitzenberger et al., (Rodent)
1964 Huş (Fallow deer, Wild goat)
1964 Spitzenberger (Rodent) also 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1978
1965 Alkan (Carnivoress, Rodents) also 1966
1966 Kumerloeve (Monk seal) also 1967
1966 Lehmann (Rodent)
1967 Niethammer and Niethammer (Carnivores)
1968 Felten (Rodent)
1968 Sela (Monk seal) also 1976
1970 Boback (Rabbit)
1971 Felten (Bats)
1971 Sickenberg (Rodent)
1972 Grulich (Insectivores)
1973 DeBlase and Martin
1973 Baytop (Anatolian Leopard)
1974 Baytop (Anatolian Leopard)
1974 Boesssneck (Castor)
1975 Kral and Mitev (Rodent)
1976 Heidemann (Fallow deer)
1977 Borner (Anatolian Leopard)
1977 Coşkun, T (Insectivore)
1978 Morlok (Bats)
1978 Berkes (Mediterranean Monk Seal)
1978 von Helversen (Bats)
1974 Doğramacı, S., (Rodent, Insectivores) also 1992, 1994
1981 Kral et al. (Rodent)
1986 Kaya and Şimşek (Rodent)
1989 von Helversen (Bats)
1984 Kock and Nader (Bats)
1985 Savic and Soldativic (Rodent)
1991 Kaya (Mouflon)
1991 Çolak and Kıvanç (Rodent)
1994 Çolak et al., (Rodent, Bat and Carnivores) also 1995, 1996, 1997…so on
1995 Filipucci et al., (Rodent) also 1995
1995 Civitelli et al. (Myoxidae)
1995 Simon et al., (Rodent)
1995 Yiğit et al., (Rodent, Bat and Carnivores) also 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999… so on.
1996 Macholan (insectivore)
1996 Coşkun, Y (Mole rat)
1996 Kıraç and Şavaş (Monk seal)
1996 Yiğit and Çolak (Rodent, Bat and Carnivores) also 1997,
1997 Krystufek et al., (Carnivores)
1998 Özkurt et al (Rodent, Bat and Carnivores) also 1998, 1999, 2000….so on
1999 Sözen et al., (Rodent, Carnivores, Bats),                                                                                                                                                                2001 Baydemir Aşan (Bats) …so on
The mammalogical researches have been the mostly performed by Turkish mammologist after 1970s. Prof. Dr. Bahtiye Mursaloğlu who leading scientist on mammalogy was followed by her PhDs; Prof. Dr. Salih Doğramacı, Prof. Dr. Cengiz Kurtonur, Prof. Dr. Erkut Kıvanç, Prof. Dr. İrfan Albayrak, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Neşet Şimşek.
Later the mammalogical researches were dominated by Prof. Dr. Haluk Kefelioğlu, Prof. Dr. Nuri Yiğit, Prof. Dr. Ercüment Çolak, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Sözen, Prof. Dr. Yüksel Çoşkun, Prof. Dr. Beytullah Özkan, Prof. Dr. Çoşkun Tez, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Karataş, Dr. Nahit Pamukoğlu, Prof. Dr. Şakir Önder Özkurt, Prof. Dr. Reyhan Çolak, Prof. Dr. Nursel Aşan Baydemir, Dr. Servet Ulutürk, Assoc. Prof. Dr.Tolga Kankılıç, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teoman Kankılıç, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ferhat Matur, Dr. Pınar Çam, Dr. Gül Olgun Karacan, Dr. Zeycan Helvacı, Dr. Bülent Gözcelioğlu, Dr. Seçkin Ozan Perinçek Şeker.
Although many foreign researchers published the papers on the mammalian species of Türkiye, The leading ones are Dr. Thomas, Dr. Neuhauser, Dr. Spitzenberger, Dr. Kumerloeve, Dr. Lehman, Dr. Felten, Dr. Helversen and Dr. Krystufek and Dr. Vohralik.

 

 

 

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