Cartozoology n. The science or practice of discovering and studying animals outlined paradigmatically by street layouts as they appear on maps, especially with reference to physical evidence of the animals’ presence in the corresponding terrain.
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The Norwegian Cartozoologic Society was conceived on the 18th of March 1974, on a plane between Oslo and Reykjavik, but the official day of foundation was Thursday 19th of June 2003 (4.30pm), at Tekehtopa restaurant in Oslo.

Present at the foundation were Eilert Sundt, Roger Pihl and Tor Åge Bringsværd.

To commemorate the day of foundation, the Society has chosen as its logo what is known in cartozoological circles as the ur-fish.

The aims of the Society is to map the hidden and twodimensional aminal life in our close surroundings.

The first area of research is Oslo, capital of Norway. It is the Society's intention to publish the results of this cartozoological research, ie under the title Oslo's Animal Life (or some other title that might be better suited).

The secretariat can be contacted via e-mail at or via snailmail:

The Cartozoological Society of Norway
Duggvn. 7
0664 Oslo

The secretaries general have the following e-mail addresses:
Sec.Gen. Tor Åge Bringsværd,
Sec.Gen. Roger Pihl,
Sec.Gen. Eilert Sundt,

Webmaster: Eilert Sundt