By Masaharu Motokawa, Hiroshi Kajihara
This publication summarizes the established order of the information in regards to the biodiversity in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine animals that reside in Japan. which include a few 6,800 islands which are arrayed for about 3,500 km from north to south, the japanese archipelago has a fancy background in a paleogeographic formation strategy over the years and harbors wealthy wildlife. This paintings will give a contribution to constructing a common biogeographic thought in archipelagoes round continental shelves.
Facing the continued extinction challenge, some of the most vital projects for our iteration is to bequeath this useful common history to destiny generations. because the first step towards this target, a species checklist has been compiled via sturdy, regular alpha-taxonomic paintings in every one taxon. additionally, the phylogeography and inhabitants genetic constitution for every species is elucidated for deeper figuring out of the neighborhood fauna, the medical result of which might be the foundation for constructing conservation guidelines and techniques. additionally the matter of alien or brought species is investigated as one other danger to the local fauna.Each of the 27 chapters is written by means of the main lively expert major the sector, therefore readers can collect up to date wisdom of the animal species variety and their formation strategy of eastern animals within the such a lot entire shape to be had. This publication is usually recommended for researchers and scholars who're drawn to species range, biogeography, and phylogeography.