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Birth date: June 25, 1975


MSc at the Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia (Master's Thesis was completed at the Russian Academy of Sciences and the BNHM London, Imperial College Ascot, and AMNH New York). Currently working at the PhD Thesis at the Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow and the Geological Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences.


― Zikmund and Hanzelka (UNESCO WH) award for the 1995 project (awarded in Czech Republic)
― The prize of the Czech Geographical Magazine (best project of the 1997 year)
― Recognition of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1998-2001)
― The Systematic Association, Oxford, 1998. The most prestigeous prize for "Systematics of sensillar apparatus of the fossil Insects"
― AMNH, New York for: Umenocoleus, an amazing living fossil insect form
― The highest Academic Award of the Rector of the Comenius University, Slovakia (1998)
― NABU prize (Germany) for the Baikal Seal project (1999)
― Grants from the Royal Society, George Soros Foundation, UNESCO, AMNH, Imperial College, BNHM London, the European Science Foundation, etc.


Canada, Bald Cypress, Smoky Mountains, 1993 (3 months)
Sahara, 1994 (one month)
Transbaikalia, Ussuri, 1994 (2 months)
Ussuri, Lake Khanka, Sachalin, 1995 (4 months)
Ussuri, East Siberia, Vitim River, Lake Baikal, Amur river, Lake Khanka, Japan See, 1996-1998 (15 months)
Lake Baikal, Siberia, 1999-2000 (9 months)

Scientific publications and Conference Proceedings―Vedecké publikácie a účasť na konferenciách

STOROZHENKO, S. & VRŠANSKÝ, P. 1995. New fossil family of the order Grylloblattida (Insecta: Plecopteroidea) from Asia. Far East Entomologist 19:1-4.

VRŠANSKÝ, P. 1997. Piniblattella gen. nov. - the most ancient genus of the family Blattellidae (Blattodea) from the Lower Cretaceous of Siberia. Entomol. Probl., 28(1):67-79.

MOSTOVSKI, M. & VRŠANSKÝ, P. 1998. A brief review of true flies (Diptera, Brachycera) from lower cretaceous Baissa locality. Abstracts of the First Paleoentomological Conference, Moscow: 44.

MOSTOVSKI, M. & VRŠANSKÝ, P. 1998. Review of the true flies (Diptera, Brachycera) of the Lower Cretaceous of Transbaikalia. Dipterological Congress, Oxford.

MOSTOVSKI, M., BLAGODEROV, V., LUKASHEVITCH, E., ZHERIKHIN, V., BUGDAEVA, E. & VRŠANSKÝ, P. 1998. The unique Baissa locality, and other Lower Cretaceous fossil sites in the west Transbaikalia. Abstracts of the First Paleoentomological Conference, Moscow.

VRŠANSKÝ, P.1998. Lower Cretaceous Blattodea. Abstracts of the First Paleoentomological Conference, Moscow: 44.

IHRINGOVA, P. & VRŠANSKÝ, P. 1998. Ussurijsky Zapovednik. Amba international. UNESCO WH proposals.

VRŠANSKÝ, P. & WÁGNER, J. 1998. Facets of fossil chironomids (Diptera, Chironomidae). Entomol. Probl. 29(2): 94.

VRŠANSKÝ, P., QUICKE, D., BASIBUYUK, H., FITTON, M., ROSS, A., RASNITSYN, A. & VIDLIČKA, L. 1998. The oldest insect sensillae. Abstracts of the First Paleoentomological Conference, Moscow: 44.

VRŠANSKÝ, P. 1999. Two new species of Blattaria (Insecta) from the Lower Creataceous of Asia with comments on the origin and phylogenetic position of families Polypagidae and Blattulidae (Insecta, Blattaria). Entomol. Probl. 30(2): 85-91.

VRŠANSKÝ, P. 1999. Lower Cretaceous Blattaria. In: AMBA/AM/PFICM98/1.99: 167-176.

VRŠANSKÝ, P., IHRINGOVA, P., BUDEEV, Y., OVDIN, E. & TRNOVSKY, M. 1999. The Nerpa. In: AMBA/B/20.99.1/ABN/C: 12 p.

ZHERIKHIN, V., MOSTOVSKI, M., VRŠANSKÝ, P., BLAGODEROV, V., LUKASHEVITCH, E. & BUGDAEVA, E. 1999. The unique Baissa locality, and other Lower Cretaceous fossil sites in the west Transbaikalia. In: AMBA/AM/PFICM98/1.99: 191-198.

MOSTOVSKI, M.B. & VRŠANSKÝ, P. 2000. The unique Lower Cretaceous locality of Baissa, results and perspectives of investigation. In: Paleontology in Russia: achievements and perspectives, St. Petersburg. p. 64-65 (In Russian).

VRŠANSKÝ P. 2000. Decreasing variability-from the Carboniferous to the Present! (Validated on independent lineages of Blattaria). Paleontol. J. 34 (Suppl. 3): 374-379.

KHOKHRIAKOV, S. & VRŠANSKÝ, P. 2000. Ecology of Nemorhaedus caudatus (Milne-Edwards 1867) (Artiodactyla, Bovidae) in the Lazovski Reserve. In: AMBA/B/21.00.2/ABG/C: 12 p.

VRŠANSKÝ, P. & MOSTOVSKI, M.B. 2000. Vivablatta nom. nov., new replacement name for the genus Kargalia (Insecta, Blattaria). Entomol. Probl. 31(2): 194.

VRŠANSKÝ, P. & ANSORGE, J. 2001. New Lower Cretaceous polyphagid cockroaches from Spain (Blattaria, Polyphagidae, Vitisminae subfam. nov.). Cretaceous Research 22: 157-162.

VRŠANSKÝ, P., STOROZHENKO, S.S., LABANDEIRA, C.M. & IHRINGOVA, P. 2001. Galloisiana olgae sp. nov. (Grylloblattodea: Grylloblattidae) and the Paleobiology of a Relict Order of Insects. Annals of the American Entomological Society 94(2): 179-184. [PDF]

VRŠANSKÝ, P., QUICKE, D.L.J., RASNITSYN, A.P., BASIBUYUK, H., ROSS, A., FITTON, M., & VIDLIČKA, Ľ. 2001. The oldest fossil insect sensilla. In: AMBA/B/21.01.3/ABS/D: 8 pp.

VRŠANSKÝ, P., VISHNIAKOVA, V.N. & RASNITSYN, A.P. 2002. Order Blattida Latreille, 1810. In: Rasnitsyn, A.P., Quicke, D.L.J. (eds.). History of Insects. Dodrecht etc., Kluwer Academic Publishers: 263-270.

VRŠANSKÝ, P., MOSTOVSKI, M.B., BAZYLEV, B.A & BUGDAEVA, E. 2002. Early Cretaceous Climate Changes Suggested on the Basis of Cockroach Wing Variations. Proceedinings of the XVII. Congress of Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association Bratislava, Sept 1st-4th 2002 (CD). Geologica Carpathica 33 (special issue): 5 pp.

VRŠANSKÝ, P. 2002. Origin and the Early Evolution of Mantises. AMBA projekty 6(1): 1-16.

VRŠANSKÝ, P. 2002. Jantarimantis nom. nov. and Jantarimantidae nom. nov., new replacement names for the genus Archimantis Vršanský, 2002, and the family Archinmantidae Vršanský, 2002 (Insecta, Mantodea). AMBA projekty 6(2): 1.

VIDLIČKA, J., VRŠANSKÝ, P. & SHCHERBAKOV, D.E. 2003. Two new troglobitic species of the genus Spelaeoblatta (Blattaria: Nocticollidae) from North Thailand. Journal of Natural History 37: 107-114.

VRŠANSKÝ, P. 2003. Phyloblatta grimaldii sp. nov. - a new Triassic cockroach (Insecta: Blattaria) from Virginia. Entomological Problems 33 (1-2): 51-53. [PDF]

VRŠANSKÝ, P. 2003. Umenocoleoidea – an amazing lineage of aberrant insects (Insecta, Blattaria). Amba projekty 7 (1): 1-32. [request PDF]

VRŠANSKÝ, P. 2003. Unique assemblage of Dictyoptera (Insecta - Blattaria, Mantodea, Isoptera) from the Lower Cretaceous of Bon Tsagaan Nuur in Mongolia. Entomological Problems 33 (1-2): 119-151. [request PDF]

VRŠANSKÝ, P. 2004. Cretaceous Gondwanian Cockroaches (Insecta, Blattaria). Entomol. Probl. 34 (1-2): 49-54. [PDF]

VRŠANSKÝ, P. 2004. Transitional Jurassic/Cretaceous cockroach assemblage (Insecta, Blattaria) from the Shar-Teg in Mongolia. Geologica Carpathica 55 (6): 457-468. [Abstract]

VRŠANSKÝ, P. 2005. Mass mutations of insects at the Jurassic/Cretaceous boundary? Geologica Carpathica 56 (6): 473-481. [PDF]

VRŠANSKÝ, P. 2005. A fossil insect in a drilling core sample – cockroach Kridla stastia gen. et sp. nov. (Blattulidae) from the Cretaceous of the Verkhne-Bureinskaya Depression in Eastern Russia. Entomological Problems 35 (2): 115-116. [PDF]

VRŠANSKÝ, P. 2005. Lower Cretaceous cockroaches and mantids (Insecta: Blattaria, Mantodea) from the Sharin-Gol in Mongolia. Entomological Problems 35 (2): 163-167. [PDF]

SUKATCHEVA I.D., SZALMA Š., VRŠANSKÝ P., CHALUPOVÁ B., GOLEJ M., LABAJOVÁ E., SMREČKOVA M. 2006. Caddis-fly (Insecta: Trichoptera) from the Badenian volcano-sedimentary succession (Western Carpathians, Slovakia). Geologica Carpathica 57 (6): 531-534. [PDF]

VRŠANSKÝ, P. 2007. Jumping cockroaches (Blattaria, Skokidae fam. n.) from the Late Jurassic of Karatau in Kazakhstan. Biologia, Section Zoology 62 (5): 588-592. [Abstract] [PDF]

VRŠANSKÝ, P. and Ansorge J. 2007. Lower Jurassic cockroaches (Insecta: Blattaria) from Germany and England. African Invertebrates 48 (1): 103-126. [Abstract] [PDF]

ANISYUTKIN, L.N., GRACHEV, V.G., PONOMARENKO, A.G., RASNITSYN, A.P., and VRŠANSKÝ, P. 2008. Part II. Fossil Insects in the Cretaceous Mangrove Facies of Southern Negev, Israel. In: Krassilov V. and Rasnitsyn A., eds, Plant–arthropod interactions in the early angiosperm history. Evidence from the Cretaceous of Israel. Sofia-Moscow & Leiden-Boston: Pensoft Publishers & BRILL, pp. 189-223.

VRŠANSKÝ, P. 2008. A complete larva of a Mesozoic (Early Cenomanian) cockroach (Insecta: Blattaria: Blattulidae) from the Sisteron amber (Alpes de Haute Provence, SE France). Geologica Carpathica 59 (3): 269-272. [PDF]

VRŠANSKÝ, P. 2008. Late Jurassic cockroaches (Insecta, Blattaria) from the Houtiyn-Hotgor locality in Mongolia. Paleontological Journal 42 (1): 36-42. [Abstract] [English PDF] [Russian PDF]

VRŠANSKÝ, P. 2008. New blattarians and a review of dictyopteran assemblages from the Lower Cretaceous of Mongolia. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 53 (1): 129-136. [Abstract] [PDF]

VRŠANSKÝ, P. & ANSORGE, J. in press. Lower Toarcian Blattaria (Insecta) of Germany and England. Greifswalder Geowissenschaftliche Beiträge.

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