Species Diversity of Animals in Japan

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ISBN: 978-4-431-56430-0 (Print) 978-4-431-56432-4 (Online)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-23

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

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      Pages 25-45

      An Overview of Recent Marine Biodiversity Research in Japan

  3. Terrestrial Animals

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 47-47

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      Pages 49-116

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

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      Pages 117-134

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

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      Pages 135-163

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

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      Pages 165-181

      Species Diversity of Japanese Amphibians: Recent Progress and Future Prospects of Systematic Studies

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      Pages 183-227

      Japanese Freshwater Fishes: Biogeography and Cryptic Diversity

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      Pages 229-247

      The Species and Genetic Diversities of Insects in Japan, with Special Reference to the Aquatic Insects

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      Pages 249-266

      Species Diversity and Phylogeny of Freshwater and Terrestrial Gammaridean Amphipods (Crustacea) in Japan

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      Pages 267-284

      Tardigrade Research in Japan

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      Pages 285-317

      Current Status of Entomophilic Nematode Survey in Japan

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      Pages 319-340

      Diversity of Leeches from Japan: Recent Progress in Macrophagous and Blood-Feeding Taxa

  4. Marine Invertebrates

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 341-341

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      Pages 343-382

      Taxonomic Review of Japanese Sponges (Porifera)

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      Pages 383-399

      Zoantharia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia) Diversity Research in Japan: Current State and Future Trends

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      Pages 401-417

      Diversity and Morphological Adaptation of Dicyemids in Japan

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      Pages 419-444

      Species Diversity of Japanese Ribbon Worms (Nemertea)

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      Pages 445-467

      Review of the Studies of Japanese Entoprocts (Entoprocta)

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      Pages 469-476

      Some Comments on the Taxonomy of the Peanut Worms (Annelida: Sipuncula) in Japanese Waters Toward a Future Revision

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      Pages 477-512

      Nereididae (Annelida) in Japan, with Special Reference to Life-History Differentiation Among Estuarine Species

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      Pages 513-542

      The Echiura of Japan: Diversity, Classification, Phylogeny, and Their Associated Fauna

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