Recent Publications

  at Sep 2013

IN PRESS

Nakano, T. and Sung, Y.-H. A new host record for Tritetrabdella taiwana (Hirudinida: Arhynchobdellida: Haemadipsidae) from the Asian painted frog Kaloula pulchra (Anura: Microhylidae) in Hong Kong, China, with a taxonomic note on T. taiwana. Comparative Parasitology (in press).

Cheng, X., Jiang, K., Guo, P., Huang, S., Rao, D., Ding, L., Takeuchi, H., Che, J., Zhang, Y., Myers, E.A., and Burbrink, F.T. Assessing species boundaries and the phylogenetic position of the rare Szechwan Ratsnake, Euprepiophis perlacea (Serpentes: Colubridae), using coalescent-based method. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (in press).

Suetsugu, K., Hayamizu, M. and Koike, N. Clubiona spider (Araneae: Clubionidae) visiting flowers of nectariferous orchid Neottianthe cucullata. Entomological Science (in press).


YEAR: 2013

Okamoto, T., Kuriyama, T. and Goka, K. (2013) An impact assessment of the alien lizard Plestiodon japonicus (Scincidae, Reptilia) on a threatened island population of the native lizard P. latiscutatus at an early phase of the biological invasion. Biological Invasions 15(9): 2029–2037.

Nakano, T. (2013) First record of Mimobdella japonica (Hirudinida: Arhynchobdellida: Salifidae) from Okinawajima island, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, with a description of the specimens from the Ryukyu Islands. Species Diversity 18(1): 99–103.

Kishida, T., Hayano, A., Inoue-Murayama, M. and Hikida, T. (2013) Pairwise comparison of the orthologous olfactory receptor genes between two sympatric sibling sea kraits of the genus Laticauda in Vanuatu. Zoological Science 30(6): 425–431.

Suzuki, S., Peng, J.-J., Chang, S.-W., Chen, Y.-J., Wu, Y., Lin, L.-K. and Kimura, J. (2013) Insular variation of the craniodental morphology in the Siberian weasel Mustela sibirica. The Journal of Veterinary Medical Science 75(5): 575–581.

Fujimoto, S., Miyazaki, K. and Suzuki, A.C. (2013) A new marine tardigrade, Tanarctus diplocerus (Arthrotardigrada: Halechiniscidae) from Japan. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 93(4): 955–961.

Fujimoto, S. and Miyazaki, K. (2013) Neostygarctus lovedeluxe n. sp. from the Miyako Islands, Japan: The first record of Neostygarctidae (Heterotardigrada: Arthrotardigrada) from the Pacific. Zoological Science 30(5): 414–419.

Kurita, K., Hikida, T. and Toda, M. (2013) Development and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite marker for East Asian species of the genus Plestiodon. Conservation Genetics Resources 5(2): 355–357.

Nishizawa, H., Asahara, M. and Kamezaki, N. (2013) Ontogenetic scaling of the humerus in sea turtles and its implications for locomotion. Zoological Science 30(3): 211–216.

Asahara, M. (2013) Shape variation in the skull and lower carnassial in a wild population of raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides). Zoological Science 30(3): 205–210.

Asahara, M. (2013) Unique inhibitory cascade pattern of molars in canids contributing to their potential to evolutionary plasticity of diet. Ecology and Evolution 3(2): 278–285.

Takeuchi, H., Takeuchi, M. and Hikida, T. (2013) Extremely low genetic diversity in the Japanese population of Zootoca vivipara (Squamata: Lacertidae) revealed by mitochondrial DNA. Current Herpetology 32(1): 66–70.

Jeratthitikul, E., Hara, T., Yago, M., Itoh, T., Wang, M., Usami, S. and Hikida, T. (2013) Phylogeography of Fischer's blue, Tongeia fischeri, in Japan: Evidence for introgressive hybridization. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66(1): 316–326.


YEAR: 2012

Kim, S.-I., Suzuki, S., Oh, J., Koyabu, D., Oshida, T., Lee, H., Min, M.-S. and Kimura, J. (2012) Sexual dimorphism of craniodental morphology in the raccoon dog Nyctereutes procyonoides from South Korea. The Journal of Veterinary Medical Science 74(12): 1609–1616.

Nakano, T. and Seo, H.-Y. (2012) First record of Orobdella tsushimensis (Hirudinida: Arhynchobdellida: Orobdellidae) from Korea (Gageodo Island) and its molecular phylogenetic position within the genus. Species Diversity 17(2): 235–240.

Nakano, T. (2012) Redescription of Orobdella octonaria (Hirudinida: Arhynchobdellida: Orobdellidae) with designation of a lectotype. Species Diversity 17(2): 227–233 (correction for fig. 6, Species Diversity 18(1): 135).

Kikukawa, N. and Hikida, T. (2012) Goemetric morphometric analysis of sexual dimorophism and allometric growth in the skull of the Japanese grass lizard, Takydromous tachydromoides (Reptila: Lacertidae). Current Herpetology 31(2): 97–106.

Koyabu, D., Oshida, T., Son, N.T., Can, D.N., Nghia, N.X., Dang, N.X., Motokawa, M., Kimura, J., Sasaki, M. and Endo, H. (2012) Comparison of jaw muscle morphology in two sympatic callosciurine squirrels (Callosciurus erythreaus and Dremomys rufigenis) in Vietnam. Mammal Study 37(3): 237–242.

Yuen, Y.-L. and Nakano, T. (2012) Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Asian common toad). Parasitism. Herpetological Review 43(3): 461–462.

Koike, N. (2012) The first description of the male of Cybaeus zenifukiensis (Araneae: Cybaeidae). Acta Arachnologica 61(1): 5–6.

Suzuki, S., Abe, M. and Motokawa, M. (2012) Integrative study on static skull variation in the Japanese weasel (Carnivora: Mustelidae). Journal of Zoology 288(1): 57–65.

Okamoto, T. and Hikida, T. (2012) A new cryptic species allied to Plestiodon japonicus (Peters, 1864) (Squamata: Scincidae) from eastern Japan, and diagnoses of the new species and two parapatric congeners based on morphology and DNA barcode. Zootaxa 3436: 1–23.

Yamauchi, T., Nishibori, T. and Suzuki, D. (2012) First report of Ozobranchus jantseanus (Hirudinida: Ozobranchidae) parasitizing the exotic red-eared slider Trachemys scripta elegans in Japan. Comparative Parasitology 79(2): 348–349.

Nakano, T. and Lai, Y.-T. (2012) A new species of Orobdella (Hirudinida, Arhynchobdellida, Orobdellidae) from Taipei, Taiwan. ZooKeys 207: 49–63.

Shintaku, Y., Kageyama, M. and Motokawa, M. (2012) Morphological variation in external traits of the large Japanese field mouse, Apodemus speciosus. Mammal Study 37(2): 113–126.

Takeuchi, H. and Mori, A. (2012) Antipredator displays and prey chemical preference of an Asian natricine snake, Macropisthodon rudis (Squamata: Colubridae). Current Herpetology 31(1): 47–53.

Wu, Y., Motokawa, M., Harada, M., Thong, V.D., Lin, L.-K. and Li, Y.-C. (2012) Morphometric variation in the pusillus group of the genus Rhinolophus (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) in East Asia. Zoological Science 29(6): 396–402.

Kiyoshi, T. and Hikida, T. (2012) Geographical variation in the wing morphology of the golden-ringed dragonfly Anotogaster sieboldii (Selys, 1854) (Odonata, Cordulegastridae) detected by landmark-based geometric morphometrics. Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science. Series A (Zoology) 38(2): 65–73.

Brandley, M.C., Ota, H., Hikida, T., Nieto Montes de Oca, A., Fería-Ortíz, M., Guo, X. and Wang, Y. (2012) The phylogenetic systematics of blue-tailed skinks (Plestiodon) and the family Scincidae. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 165(1): 163–189.

Nakano, T. (2012) A new sexannulate species of Orobdella (Hirudinida, Arhynchobdellida, Orobdellidae) from Yakushima Island, Japan. ZooKeys 181: 79–93.

Wu, Y., Li, Y., Lin, L.-K., Harada, M., Chen, Z. and Motokawa, M. (2012) New Records of Kerivoula titania (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Hainan Island and Taiwan. Mammal Study 37(1): 69–72.

Nakano, T., Ramlah, Z. and Hikida, T. (2012) Phylogenetic position of gastrostomobdellid leeches (Hirudinida, Arhynchobdellida, Erpobdelliformes) and a new family for the genus Orobdella. Zoologica Scripta 41(2): 177–185.

Nakano, T. (2012) A new species of Orobdella (Hirudinida, Arhynchobdellida, Gastrostomobdellidae) and redescription of O. kawakatsuorum from Hokkaido, Japan with the phylogenetic position of the new species. ZooKeys 169: 9–30.

Takeuchi, H., Ota, H., Oh, H. and Hikida, T. (2012) Extensive genetic divergence in the East Asian natricine snake, Rhabdophis tigrinus (Serpentes: Colubridae), with special reference to prominent geographical differentiation of the mitochondiral cytochrome b gene in Japanese population. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 105(2): 395–408.

Kishida, T. and Thewissen, J.G.M. (2012) Evolutionary changes of the importance of olfaction in cetaceans based on the olfactory marker protein gene. Gene 492(2): 349–353.

Asahara, M., Kryukov, A. and Motokawa, M. (2012) Dental anomalies in the Japanese mole Mogera wogura from northeast China and the Primorsky region of Russia. Acta Theriologica 57(1): 41–48.


YEAR: 2011

Suzuki, D., Ota, H., Oh, H. and Hikida, T. (2011) Origin of Japanese populations of Reeves' pond turtle, Mauremys reevesii (Reptilia: Geoemydidae), as inferred by a molecular approach. Cheloian Conservation and Biology 10(2): 237–249.

Lai, Y.-T., Nakano, T. and Chen, J.-H. (2011) Three species of land leeches from Taiwan, Haemadipsa rjukjuana comb. n., a new record for Haemadipsa picta Moore, and an updated description of Tritetrabdella taiwana (Oka). ZooKeys 139: 1–22.

Jeratthitikul, E., Yago, M., Shizuya, H., Yokoyama, J. and Hikida, T. (2011) Life history and morphology of the black cupid butterfly, Tongeia kala (De Nicéville) (Lycaenidae), from Myanmar. Journal of the Lepodopterists' Society 63(3): 167–174.

Nakano, T. and Itoh, T. (2011) A list of the leech (Clitellata: Hirudinida) collection deposited in the Department of Zoology, The University Museum, The University of Tokyo. The University Museum, The University of Tokyo, Material Reports (90): 85–94.

Suzuki, S., Abe, M. and Motokawa, M. (2011) Allometric comparison of skulls from two closely related weasels, Mustela itatsi and M. sibirica. Zoological Science 28(9): 676–688.

Nakano, T. (2011) Redescription of Orobdella ijimai (Hirudinida: Arhynchobdellida: Gastrostomobdellidae), and two new species of Orobdella from the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. Zootaxa 2998: 1–15.

Nakano, T. (2011) Holotype redescription of Mimobdella japonica (Hirudinida, Arhynchobdellida, Erpobdelliformes) and taxonomic status of the genus Mimobdella. ZooKeys 119: 1–10.

Toda, M. and Hikida, T. (2011) Possible incursions of Gekko hokouensis (Reptilia: Squamata) into non-native area: an example from Yakushima Island of the northern Ryukyus, Japan. Current Herpetology 30(1): 41–52.

Nakano, T. (2011) A new species of Orobdella (Hirudinida: Arhynchobdellida: Gastrostomobdellidae) from Tsushima Island, Japan. Species Diversity 16(1–2): 39–47.

Thewissen, J.G.M., George, J., Rosa, C. and Kishida, T. (2011) Olfaction and brain size in the bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus). Marine Mammal Science 27(2): 282–294.

Suzuki, D. and Hikida, T. (2011) Mitochondrial phylogeography of the Japanese pond turtle, Mauremys japonica (Testudines, Geoemydidae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 49(2): 141–147.

Brandley, M.C., Wang, Y., Guo, X., Nieto Montes de Oca, A., Fería Ortíz, M., Hikida, T. and Ota, H. (2011) Accommodating locus-specific heterogeneity in molecular dating methods: an example using inter-continental dispersal of Plestiodon (Eumeces) lizards. Systematic Biology 60(1): 3–15.


YEAR: 2010

Zhang, Y., Deng, B., Li, Y., Gong, Y., Motokawa, M., Harada, M., Shintaku, Y. and Wu, Y. (2010) A new record of Myotis altarium and its karyotype in Guangdong, China. Acta Theriologica Sinica 30(4): 460–464.

Nishizawa, H., Asahara, M., Kamezaki, N. and Arai, N. (2010) Differences in the skull morphology between juvenile and adult green turtles: implications for the ontogenetic diet shift. Current Herpetology 29(2): 97–101.

Motokawa, M., Zhang, H., Pei, J., Asakawa, M., Asahara, M., Wen, W.-J., Liu, C., Mahmut, H., Wu, X. and Buhe, A. (2010) Small mammals collected from Qinghai Province, China. Biogeography 12: 29–37.

Shintaku, Y., Kageyama, M. and Motokawa, M. (2010) Differential growth patterns in two seasonal cohorts of the large Japanese field mouse Apodemus speciosus. Journal of Mammalogy 91(5): 1168–1177.

Brandley, M.C., Wang, Y., Guo, X., Nieto Montes de Oca, A., Fería Ortíz, M., Hikida, T. and Ota, H. (2010) Bermuda as an evolutionary life raft for an ancient lineage of endangered lizards. PLoS ONE 5(6): 1–4.

Nakano, T. (2010) A new species of the genus Orobdella (Hirudinida: Arhynchobdellida: Gastrostomobdellidae) from Kumamoto, Japan, and a redescription of O. whitmani with the designation of the lectotype. Zoological Science 27(11): 880–887.

Suzuki, D., Brandley, M.C. and Tokita, M. (2010) The mitochondrial phylogeny of an ancient lineage of ray-finned fishes (Polypteridae) with implications for the evolution of body elongation, pelvic fin loss, and craniofacial morphology in Osteichthyes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: 21.

Kishida, T. and Hikida, T. (2010) Degeneration patterns of the olfactory receptor genes in sea snakes. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23(2): 302–310.


YEAR: 2009

Jeratthitikul, E., Lewvanich, A., Butcher, B.A. and Lekprayoon, C. (2009) A taxonomic study of the genus Eurema Hübner, [1819] (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) in Thailand. The Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn Unversity 9(1): 1–20.

Kageyama, M., Motokawa, M. and Hikida, T. (2009) Geographic variation in morphological traites of the large Japanese field mouse, Apodemus speciosus. Zoological Science 26(4): 266–276.

Koyabu, D.B., Oshida, T., Dang, N.X., Can, D.N., Kimura, J., Sasaki, M., Motokawa, M., Son, N.T., Hayashida, A., Shintaku, Y. and Endo, H. (2009) Craniodental mechanics and the feeding ecology of two sympatric callosciurine squirrels in Vietnam. Journal of Zoology 279(4): 372–380.

Okamoto, T. and Hikida, T. (2009) Three genetic lineages of the Japanese skink Plestiodon japonicus (Scincidae, Squamata), and the genetic composition of their contact zones. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 47(2): 181–188.


YEAR: 2008

Yamauchi, T. and Suzuki, D. (2008). Geographical distribution of Ozobranchus jantseanus (Annelida: Hirudinida: Ozobranchidae), in Japan. Medical Entomology and Zoology 59(4): 345-349.

Kiyoshi, Takuya (2008) Differentiation of Golden-ringed Dragonfly Anotogaster sieboldii (Selys, 1854) (Cordulegastridae: Odonata) in the Insular East Asia Revealved by the Mitochondrial Gene Genealogy, with Taxonomic Implications. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 46(2): 105--109.

Honda, M., Okamoto, T., Hikida, T., and Ota, H. (2008). Molecular phylogeography of the endemic five-lined skink (Plestiodon marginatus) (Reptilia: Scincidae) of the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan, with special reference to the relationship of a northern Tokara population. Pacific Science. 62(3):351-362

Toda, M., S. Sengoku, T. Hikida, and H. Ota (2008) Description of two new species of the genus Gekko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Tokara and Amami Island Groups in the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. Copeia 2008 (2): 452--466.


YEAR: 2007

Pongpun Prasankok, Hidetoshi Ota, Mamoru Toda and Somsak Panha (2007) Genetic variation in two camaenid tree snails, Amphidromus atricallosus (Gould, 1843) and A. inversus (Müller, 1774), from Southeast Asia, as revealed by allozyme analyses. Zoological Science. 24:189--197.

Matsui, Masafumi, Mamoru Toda and Hidetoshi Ota (2007) A new species of frog allied to Fejervarya limnocharis from the Southern Ryukyus (Amphibia: Ranidae). Current Herpetology. 26:65--79.

Masayoshi Tokita, Takuya Kiyoshi and Kyle N. Armstrong (2007) Evolution of craniofacial novelty in parrots through developmental modularity and heterochrony. Evolution & Development, 9: 590--601

Kunio Araya, Tadatsugu Hosoya and Hiroshi Shima (2007) Notes on the new habitat and parasite of the larvae of coconut rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae). Kogane, Tokyo, (8): 39-43.

Masahiro Kon, Yutaka Johki, Kunio Araya and Tadatsugu Hosoya (2007) The hind wings of the genus Cylindrocaulus (Coleoptera, Passalidae, Aulacocyclinae). Kogane, Tokyo, (8): 45-50.


YEAR: 2006

Mamoru Toda, Masahiko Takeshima, Tetsuo Yoshino and Hidetoshi Ota (2006) Genetic variation in the Chinese mudskipper Periophthalmus modestus (Cantor, 1842) (Teleostei; Gobiidae) with special reference to substantial divergence of the Okinawajima populations. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

Mamoru Toda, Sumio Okada, Tsutomu Hikida, and Hidetoshi Ota (2006) Extensive natural hybridization between two geckos, Gekko tawaensis and G. japonicus (Reptilia: Squamata), throughout their broad sympatric area. Biochemical Genetics 44:1-17

Mamoru Toda, Ming-Chung Tu, Szu-Lung Chen, and Hidetoshi Ota (2006) Genetic divergence in green snakes of the genus Cyclophiops (Serpentes: Colubridae) from the Ryukyu-Taiwan region, with special reference to their phylogeographical implications. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

Taku Okamoto, Junko Motokawa, Mamoru Toda, and Tsutomu Hikida (2006). Parapatric distribution of the lizards, Plestiodon (formerly Eumeces) latiscutatus and P. japonicus (Reptilia: Scincidae) around the Izu Peninsula, central Japan, and its biogeographic implications. Zoological Science, 23:419-425.

Masayoshi Tokita (2006). Normal embryonic development of the Japanese pipistrelle, Pipistrellus abramus. Zoology (Jena), 109(2):137-47.

Takuya Kiyoshi and Teiji Sota (2006). Differentiation of the dragonfly genus Davidius (Odonata: Gomphidae) in Japan inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear gene genealogies. Zoological Scinece, 23: 1-8.

Masayoshi Tokita (2006). Cranial neural crest cell migration in cockatiel Nymphicus hollandicus (Aves:Psittaciformes). Journal of Morphology, 267: 333-340.

Masanao Honda, Hidetoshi Ota, R. W. Murphy and Tsutomu Hikida (2006). Phylogeny and biogeography of water skinks of the genus Tropidophorus (Reptilia: Scincidae): a molecular approach. Zoologica Scripta, 35: 85-95.


YEAR: 2005

Masayoshi Tokita, Taku Okamoto, and Tsutomu Hikida (2005). Evolutionary history of African lungfish: a hypothesis from molecular phylogeny. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 35: 281-286.

Tsutomu Hikida and Hidetoshi Ota (2005). Book review: "Lizards of Borneo (by Indranail Das, 2004)". Current Herpetology, 24: 43-47.


YEAR: 2004

Masayoshi Tokita (2004). Morphogenesis of parrot jaw muscles: understanding the development of an evolutionary novelty. Journal of Morphology, 259: 69-81.

Hideki Endo, Tsutomu Hikida, Loke-Ming Chou, Katsuhiko Fukuta, Brian J. Stafford (2004). Proportion and cluster analyses of the skull in various species of the tree shrews. Journal of Veterinary Medical Science, 66(1): 1-7.


YEAR: 2003

Tsutomu Hikida, Awal Riyanto, and Hidetoshi Ota (2003). A new water skink of the genus Tropidophorus (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Current Herpetology, 22(1): 29-36.

Mamoru Toda, Tsutomu Hikida, Sumio Okada and Hidetoshi Ota (2003). Contrasting patterns of genetic variation in the two sympatric geckos Gekko tawaensis and G. japonicus (Reptilia: Squamata) from western Japan, as revealed by allozyme analyses. Heredity, 90: 90-97.

Shuichi Sakata and Tsutomu Hikida (2003). A fossorial lizard with forelimbs only: Description of a new genus and species of Malagasy skink (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae). Current Herpetology, 22(1): 9-15.

Shuichi Sakata and Tsutomu Hikida (2003). A new fossorial scincine lizard of the genus Pseudoacontias (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) from Nosy Be, Madagascar. Amphibia-Reptilia, 24: 57-64.

Masayoshi Tokita (2003). The skull development of parrots with special reference to the emergence of a morphologically unique cranio-facial hinge. Zoological Science, 20: 749-758.

Azusa Hayano, Masao Amano, and Nobuyuki Miyazaki (2003). Phylogeography and population structure of the Dall's porpoise Phocoenoides dalli in Japanese waters revealed by mitochondrial DNA. Genes and Genetic Systems, 78: 81-91.

Tadatsugu Hosoya, Kunio Araya and Yasuyuki Shirota. (2003). Molecular phylogeny of Japanese stag beetles of the genus Dorcus (Coleoptera: Lucanidae) and its allied genera inferred from mitochondrial COI gene sequences. Elytra 31: 127-142.

Junko Motokawa and Tsutomu Hikida (2003). Genetic variation and differentiation in the Japanese five-lined skink, Eumeces latiscutatus (Reptile: Squamata). Zoological Science, 20: 97-106.

Hidetoshi Ota, Mitsuhiko Toda, Gen Masunaga, Akira Kikukawa, and Mamoru Toda (2003). Feral populations of amphibians and reptiles in the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. Global Environmental Research, 8: 133-143.

Masanao Honda, Hidetoshi Ota, Gunther Köhler, Ivan Ineich, Laurent Chirio, Szu-Lung Chen and Tsutomu Hikida (2003). Phylogeny of the lizard subfamily Lygosominae (Reptilia: Scincidae), with special reference to the origin of the New World taxa. Genes & Genetic Systems, 78: 71-80.

Hideki Endo, Tsutomu Hikida, Masaharu Motokawa, Loke-Ming Chou, Katsuhiko Fukuta, Brian J. Stafford (2003). Morphological adaptation of the skull for various behaviors in the tree shrews. Journal of Veterinary Medical Science, 65(8): 873-879.

Perrin, W. F., M. L. L. Dolar, Masao Amano and Azusa Hayano (2003). Cranial sexual dimorphism and geographic variation in Fraser's dolphin, Lagenodelphis hosei. Marine Mammal Science, 19: 484-501.

Masao Amano, F. Nakahara, Azusa Hayano and K. Shirakihara (2003). Abundance estimate of finless porpoises off the Pacific coast of eastern Japan based on aerial surveys. Mammal Study, 28: 103-110.


YEAR: 2002

Tsutomu Hikida, Nikolai Orlov, Jarujin Nabhitabhata and Hidetoshi Ota, (2002). Three new depressed-bodied water skinks of the genus Tropidophorus (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from Thailand and Vietnam. Current Herpetology, 21(1): 9--23.

Takeshi Yamasaki (2002). Seasonal variation of plumage color in Japanese light-vented bulbul Pycnonotus sinensis orii in the Yaeyama Group, Southern Ryukyus. Ornithological Science, 1: 155-158.

Masayoshi Tokita, Saori Ishii, Tetsuo Iwami and Jun-Ichi Miyazaki (2002). Phylogenetic analysis of Antarctic notothenioid fishes based on two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. Polar Biology, 25(3): 163-168

Tadatsugu Hosoya, Kunio Araya and Yasuyuki Shirota. (2002). Molecular phylogeny of Japanese and Taiwanese stag beetles of the genus Dorcus and its allied genera (Coleoptera, Lucanidae) based on random amplified polymorphic DNA. Giornale Italiano di Entomologia 10: 133-140.

Masanao Honda, Hidetoshi Ota, Showichi Sengoku, Hoi-Sen Yong, and Tsutomu Hikida (2002). Molecular evaluation of phylogenetic significance in the highly divergent karyotypes of the genus Gonocephalus (Reptilia: Agamidae) from Tropical Asia. Zoological Science, 19: 129--133.

Hidetoshi Ota, Masanao Honda, Szu-lung Chen, Tsutomu Hikida, Somsak Panha, and Masafumi Matsui (2002). Phylogenetic relationships, taxonomy, character evolution and biogeography of the lacertid lizards of the genus Takydromus (Reptilia: Squamata): a molecular perspective. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 76(4): 493--509.

Masao Amano, Azusa Amano and Nobuyuki Miyazaki (2002). Geographic variation in the skull of the ringed seal. Journal of Mammalogy, 83: 370-380.