|Budget Amount *help
¥1,000,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,000,000)
Fiscal Year 1995: ¥500,000 (Direct Cost: ¥500,000)
Fiscal Year 1994: ¥500,000 (Direct Cost: ¥500,000)
Soil animals are often regarded as good indicators for environmental estimation from ecological view-points. It is, however, with regret that faunistic and taxonomic data are very poor in Japanese soil animal groups with the exception of a few cases.
So far as proturans are concerned, ample materials and rich data have been accumulated from more than 3050 sites in the Japanese Islands through our field researches by me and my colleagues for these forty years. In the present, study, my efforts have been concentrated in further taxonomic revision with the description of three new species (Articles (1) & (2) ), and in biological arrangement of all the fundamental data such as species-composition, vegetation, altitude above sea level, the warmth inex, etc., from every collecting sites, with the indicies for species and genera, for prefectures and for islands.
The specimens collected through the series of the present study are deposited in the collection of the National Science Museum (Natural History), Tokyo, and reference specimens are in the collections in the Institute of Environmental Sciences of Yakohama National University, that in the Shanghai Institute of Entmology, Academia Sinica, Museum Histoire Naturalle de Geneve, Essig Museum of California University (Berkeley), etc.. These specimens are to be avairable not only for future ecological studies, but also for interdesciplinary and/or international researches.