Historia naturalis bulgarica
ISSN 2603-3186 (online) | ISSN 0205-3640 (print)

Historia naturalis bulgarica is a peer-reviewed journal published by the National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Founded in 1989, the journal publishes scientific contributions on mineralogy, palaeontology, botany, zoology. Since 2018, volume 25, the publishing is online only.

Publisher’s address: National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria [map]

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Historia naturalis bulgarica is indexed in Crossref, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCO Research Databases, Scopus and others.
Scopus CiteScore 2023: 0.6 | SNIP 2023: 0.518

Scopus CiteScoreTracker 2024: 0.5

Scimago Journal & Country Rank (SJR) 2023: 0.243Agricultural and Biological Sciences: Animal Science and Zoology — Q3, Aquatic Science — Q3, Insect Science — Q4, Plant Science — Q3
Archival content is accessible through Biodiversity Heritage Library (volumes 1–15) and Zenodo (research articles of volumes 16–46).

Latest articles
Two plant bug genera Euryopicoris Reuter, 1875 and Solenoxyphus Reuter, 1875 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae) new for the Bulgarian fauna https://doi.org/10.48027/hnb.46.074

Two plant bug genera Euryopicoris Reuter, 1875 and Solenoxyphus Reuter, 1875 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae) new for the Bulgarian fauna
Denis Gradinarov; Yana Petrova; Nikolay Simov

Two plant bug species, Euryopicoris nitidus (Meyer-Dür, 1843) and Solenoxyphus lepidus (Puton, 1874), are reported for the first time for Bulgaria. Their habitats, host plants, and…

1 July 2024 · volume 46 (issue 7) · pp. 203–209

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The terrestrial gastropods (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of the Mavrovo National Park, North Macedonia https://doi.org/10.48027/hnb.46.073

The terrestrial gastropods (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of the Mavrovo National Park, North Macedonia
Ivaylo Dedov; Slobodan Kutanoski; Slavcho Hristovski

Sixty-one species taxa of land gastropods are known for Mavrovo National Park, and 34% of them are species taxa of high conservation value. Considering the unsystematic surveys in the…

1 July 2024 · volume 46 (issue 7) · pp. 195–201

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New records of Suncus etruscus (Soricidae, Mammalia) and its current status in Bulgaria https://doi.org/10.48027/hnb.46.072

New records of Suncus etruscus (Soricidae, Mammalia) and its current status in Bulgaria
Nedko Nedyalkov; Nikolay Kodzhabashev; Pencho Pandakov; Georgi Popgeorgiev

We present 17 new records of Suncus etruscus in Bulgaria, and the first finding of the species north of Stara Planina Mountains. The species is recorded in the diet of three owl species…

1 July 2024 · volume 46 (issue 7) · pp. 189–194

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Diet composition of the lizard Lacerta viridis (Laurenti, 1768) (Reptilia: Lacertidae) in Bulgaria confirm its generalistic feeding behaviour https://doi.org/10.48027/hnb.46.071

Diet composition of the lizard Lacerta viridis (Laurenti, 1768) (Reptilia: Lacertidae) in Bulgaria confirm its generalistic feeding behaviour
Emiliya Vacheva; Borislav Naumov

The eastern green lizard (Lacerta viridis) is a mostly insectivorous species, based on multiple studies from across its range. However, for Bulgaria the published data of such kind…

1 July 2024 · volume 46 (issue 7) · pp. 181–187

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Latest volumes
Volume 46 (2024) Volume 45 (2023) Volume 44 (2022) Volume 43 (2021)

Last published: issue 7 of volume 46. The publication of volume 46 is ongoing; last completed: volume 45.

Index descriptus
Archipsocus michamwiensis

Georgiev, 2024 — Archipsocus michamwiensis n. sp. – a new species of Psocoptera (Insecta) from Zanzibar (Tanzania)

Animalia: Insecta: Psocodea: Archipsocidae
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