About the Society


Italian Mammal Society


ATIt has four specialist research groups addressed to large mammals (GLAMM), medium-sized carnivores (GriMeC), small mammals (GPM) and bats (GIRC)


ATIt has over 331 active members in Italy and abroad. Among them are scholars, researchers, and mammal enthusiasts who contribute voluntarily to the organization’s various activities.


ATIt publishes Hystrix, the Italian Journal of Mammalogy, an international scientific journal dedicated to the study of mammals with an Impact Factor of 2,017 in 2020

Who are we?

Theriology, i.e. the study of Mammals, is a scientific discipline that can offer a wide range of interests in many fields. We believe it is useful to disseminate information on a website focused precisely on these topics and constantly updated by the fervent activity of numerous researchers, enthusiasts, and lovers of the subject who operate within the ATIt, an Association that has been active in Italy for over twenty years.

The objectives of the Association are the promotion of basic and applied theriological scientific research, the conservation and management of Mammals and their habitats, the dissemination of theriological knowledge, the collaboration with other national and international scientific associations pursuing similar aims, with Museums, Public Institutions, Universities, and Schools.

In these pages you will find information on all topics concerning Italian Mammals (biology, distribution, publications, theses, image databases, conservation projects, laws…).
In addition, in this site you can find news about the activities of the Italian Mammal Society, including the editorial activity of  the journal  Hystrix, the Italian Journal of Mammalogy.



Honorary President

Vice President

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Director of publications

Head of Comunication Office and Library

Hystrix Tecnhical Editor

Manager of the website

Associazione Teriologica Italiana Onlus
Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie "Charles Darwin"
Università di Roma "La Sapienza" - Viale dell'Università, 32
I-00185 Roma (RM)