Diversity and Commonality in Animals

Species Diversity of Animals in Japan

Editors: Motokawa, Masaharu, Kajihara, Hiroshi (Eds.)

  • Provides the most comprehensive information on the diversity of species and their formation processes of Japanese animals 
  • Contributes to establishing a general biogeographic theory in archipelagoes around continental shelves
  • Includes complete lists of species in major groups of animals in Japan 
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About this book

This book summarizes the status quo of the knowledge about the biodiversity in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine animals that live in Japan. Consisting of some 6,800 islands that are arrayed for approximately 3,500 km from north to south, the Japanese archipelago has a complex history in a paleogeographic formation process over time and harbors rich flora and fauna. This work will contribute to establishing a general biogeographic theory in archipelagoes around continental shelves.
Facing the ongoing extinction crisis, one of the most important tasks for our generation is to bequeath this precious natural heritage to future generations. As the first step toward this goal, a species list has been compiled through solid, steady alpha-taxonomic work in each taxon. Furthermore, the phylogeography and population genetic structure for each species is elucidated for deeper understanding of the local fauna, the scientific results of which should be the basis for establishing conservation policies and strategies. Also the problem of alien or introduced species is investigated as another threat to the native fauna.Each of the 27 chapters is written by the most active specialist leading the field, thus readers can acquire up-to-date knowledge of the animal species diversity and their formation process of Japanese animals in the most comprehensive form available. This book is recommended for researchers and students who are interested in species diversity, biogeography, and phylogeography.

About the authors

Editors:

Masaharu Motokawa

The Kyoto University Museum

Kyoto University

Kyoto

Japan


Hiroshi Kajihara

Faculty of Science

Hokkaido University

Sapporo

Japan

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • “Land Emergence” and “Elevation Shift” Affect Diversification: A New Perspective Toward Understanding the High Species Diversity of Terrestrial Animals in Japan

    Motokawa, Masaharu

    Pages 3-23

  • An Overview of Recent Marine Biodiversity Research in Japan

    Kajihara, Hiroshi (et al.)

    Pages 25-45

  • A Review of the Processes of Mammalian Faunal Assembly in Japan: Insights from Molecular Phylogenetics

    Sato, Jun J.

    Pages 49-116

  • Biogeographic Pattern of Japanese Birds: A Cluster Analysis of Faunal Similarity and a Review of Phylogenetic Evidence

    Yamasaki, Takeshi

    Pages 117-134

  • Historical Biogeography of the Terrestrial Reptiles of Japan: A Comparative Analysis of Geographic Ranges and Molecular Phylogenies

    Okamoto, Taku

    Pages 135-163

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56432-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56430-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Species Diversity of Animals in Japan
Editors
  • Masaharu Motokawa
  • Hiroshi Kajihara
Series Title
Diversity and Commonality in Animals
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-56432-4
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-56432-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-56430-0
Series ISSN
2509-5536
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 721
Number of Illustrations and Tables
74 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour
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