About the Journal

Zoosystematica Rossica was founded in 1992 by Izyaslav M. Kerzhner (1936-2008) who was the permanent Editor-in-Chief of the journal for 15 years.


ISSN: 2410-0226 (Online), 0320-9180 (Print).


Publisher: Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg.


The journal is indexed in Zoological Record, Scopus, BIOSIS Previews, Russian Science Citation Index of Web of Science, eLibrary.

Aims and scope

Zoosystematica Rossica is an international journal for publication of papers on any aspects of systematic zoology, in all groups of animals, both extant and fossil, from all over the World. The journal is published in English and focuses on the descriptions of new taxa, revisions and reviews, nomenclature, theories and methods of taxonomy and phylogeny, interesting new faunal records, catalogues and checklists, identification keys, phylogenetic relationships and zoogeography.

Publication frequency

Zoosystematica Rossica is published semiannually and accompanied with irregular supplements. The numbers are published at the end of June and December.

Editorial Board

Chairman of the Editorial Board

Оleg N. Pugachev (Russia, St Petersburg)


Dimitry A. Gapon (Russia, St Petersburg)

Andrey V. Gorochov (Russia, St Petersburg)

International Advisory Board

Alexander F. Alimov (Russia, St Petersburg)

Kjell R. Bjørklund (Norway, Oslo)

Holger H. Dathe (Germany, Eberswalde)

Irakli Ya. Eliava (Georgia, Tbilisi)

Mark J. Grygier (Taiwan [R.O.C.], Keelung)

Ke Chung Kim (USA, Penn State University Park)

Alexander P. Rasnitsyn (Russia, Moscow)

Language Editors

Robert B. Angus (United Kingdom, London)

Oleg G. Manylov (Russia, St Petersburg)

Technical Editor

Tatyana V. Dolnik (Russia, St Petersburg)

Section Editors

Leonid N. Anisyutkin (Russia, St Petersburg): Hexapoda, Polyneoptera

Sergey A. Belokobylskij (Russia, St Petersburg): Hexapoda, Hymenoptera

Nina G. Bogutskaya (Austria, Vienna): Pisces and lower Chordata

Mikhail E. Daneliya (Finland, Helsinki): Crustacea

Dmitry A. Dmitriev (USA, Champaign): Hexapoda, Auchenorrhyncha

Nataliya Yu. Dnestrovskaya (Russia, Moscow): Polychaeta, Echinodermata

Il'ya A. Gavrilov-Zimin (Russia, St Petersburg): Hexapoda, Sternorrhyncha

Boris M. Kataev (Russia, St Petersburg): Hexapoda, Coleoptera

Andrey I. Khalaim (Mexico, Ciudad Victoria): Hexapoda, Hymenoptera

Pavel V. Kijashko (Russia, St Petersburg): Mollusca

Anna A. Namyatova (Australia, Sydney): Hexapoda, Heteroptera

Andrey A. Przhiboro (Russia, St Petersburg): Hexapoda, Diptera

Alexander Yu. Ryss (Russia, St Petersburg): Nematoda

Sergey Yu. Sinev (Russia, St Petersburg): Hexapoda, Lepidoptera

Sergey Yu. Storozhenko (Russia, Vladivostok): Hexapoda, Orthoptera

Nikolai N. Yunakov (Norway, Oslo): Hexapoda, Coleoptera