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Eastern Asia: Southern Honshu Island, Japan

  • Scientific Code
    (PA0427)
  • Ecoregion Category
    Palearctic
  • Size
    8,300 square miles
  • Status
    Critical/Endangered
  • Habitats

Description


Location and General Description

Biodiversity Features

Current Status

Types and Severity of Threats

Justification of Ecoregion Delineation
"Cyclobalanopsis region" and "Castanopsis-Machilus region" on the Nihonkai side of Honshu (Miyawaki 1975), within the Japan Sea floral district in Shimizu (1975) which differentiates region with the mean annual maximum snow depth of 50cm. Roughly divided from the Taiheiyo side by the central mountain ranges.

References
Brazil, M. 1991. The birds of Japan. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington DC.

Environment Agency of Japan. 1992. Nature conservation in Japan: the 3rd Edition.

Nature Conservation Bureau, Environment Agency of Japan, Tokyo, Japan.

IIzawa, K., T. Kasuya, and T. Kawamichi, editors. 1996. Encyclopedia of animals in Japan Volume 2: Mammals II. Heibonsha Limited Publishers, Tokyo, Japan.

Kawamichi, T., editor. 1996. Encyclopedia of animals in Japan Volume 1: Mammals I. Heibinsha Limited, Publishers, Tokyo, Japan.

Miyawaki, A. 1975. Outline of Japanese vegetation. Pages 19-27 in K. Numata, K. Yoshida, and M. Kato, editors. Studies in conservation of natural terrestrial ecosystems in Japan. JIBP Synthesis volume 8. University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo, Japan.

Sengoku, S., T. Hidaka, M. Matsui, and K. Nakaya, editors. 1996. Encyclopedia of animals in Japan Volume 1: Mammals. Heibinsha Limited, Publishers, Tokyo, Japan,

Shidei, T. 1974. Forest vegetation zones. Pages 87-124 in M. Numata, editor. The flora and vegetation of Japan. Kodansha, Tokyo, Japan.

Shitara, H. 1975. Climate of Japan. Pages 3-8 in K. Numata, K. Yoshida, and M. Kato editors. Studies in conservation of natural terrestrial ecosystems in Japan: Part I Vegetation and its Conservation. JIBP Synthesis volume 8. University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo, Japan.

Suzuki, T. 1975. Warm-temperate forests. Pages 34-38 in K. Numata, K. Yoshida, and M. Kato, editors. Studies in conservation of natural terrestrial ecosystems in Japan: Part I Vegetation and its Conservation. JIBP Synthesis volume 8. University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo, Japan.

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