Friedrich Bachmayer

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Friedrich Bachmayer (born September 10, 1913 in Kamegg , † July 25, 1989 in Vienna ) was an Austrian paleontologist .


Bachmayer studied paleontology at the University of Vienna and received his doctorate in 1940 . Since 1939 he was in the Wehrmacht, from 1942 to 1945 as a military geologist in Norway. From 1949 until his retirement he was employed at the Natural History Museum in Vienna. There he became director of the geological-paleontological department in 1966 and first director of the museum in 1971. He was buried at the Vienna Central Cemetery .

Bachmayer dealt with the paleontology of Austria and wrote about 150 scientific papers on it.



  • with Karl Friedl : Petroleum in Austria . Vienna 1957
  • A fossil turtle remnant (Clemmys ukoi nov. Spec.) From Upper Pannonian freshwater deposits from Gramatneusiedl (Southern Vienna Basin) . In: Annals of the Natural History Museum in Vienna 61, 1957, pp. 78–89.
  • Pseudosaccocoma (Crinoidea) from the coral reef limestone (Obermalm) from Ernstbrunn (Lower Austria) . In: Paläontologische Zeitschrift 32, 1958, pp. 40–51.
  • The calappids (Crustaceae, Decapoda) from the tortonic deposits of the Vienna basin . In: Annals of the Natural History Museum in Vienna 65, 1962, pp. 39–46.
  • with Heinz Albert Kollmann and Helmuth Zapfe : Treasures in the ground . Vienna 1964 (2nd edition 1969)
  • with Kurt Ehrenberg , Walter Grünberg : Pathological remains of Ursus spelaeus. I. Examples of vertebral ankyloses . In: Annalen des Naturhistorisches Museum in Wien 79, 1975, pp. 23–36 online (PDF; 8.2 MB)


  • Helmuth Zapfe : Friedrich Bachmayer. In: Almanac of the Austrian Academy of Sciences for 1989/90. 140th year, Vienna 1990, pp. 315-320.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Friedrich Bachmayer grave site , Vienna, Zentralfriedhof, Group 28, Row 12, No. 56.