Vratislav Mazák (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvracɪslaf ˈmazaːk]; June 22, 1937 – September 9, 1987) was a Czech biologist. He specialised in paleoanthropology, mammalogy and taxonomy, and he was also a painter, often illustrating his books about animals and men.
Born at Kutná Hora, he was a professor at the Charles University's Faculty of Science and also worked as a zoologist at the Prague National Museum. Along with Colin Groves, Mazák was the describer of Homo ergaster. He also described the tiger subspecies Panthera tigris corbetti.
He died in Prague.
- Naši savci (1970), Our Mammals
- Kostra velryby v Národním muzeu v Praze a krátký pohled do světa kytovců (1976), The skeleton of the whale in the Prague National Museum and a brief look into the world of cetaceans
- Jak vznikl člověk: Sága rodu Homo (1977), The Origin of Man - Saga of the Homo genus; with Zdeněk Burian
- Velké kočky a gepardi (1980), Big cats and cheetahs
- Jak vznikl člověk: (Sága rodu Homo) (1986), The Origin of Man—Saga of the Homo genus, a revised and enlarged edition; with Zdeněk Burian
- Kytovci (1988), Cetaceans
- Pravěký člověk (1992), Prehistoric Man; with Zdeněk Burian
- Der Tiger: Panthera tigris Linnaeus, 1758 (1965)
- Die Namen der Pelztiere und ihrer Felle (1974)
- Der Tiger: Panthera tigris (1979)
- Der Urmensch und seine Vorfahren (1983)