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Eastern Asia: Southern Japan

  • Scientific Code
    (PA0440)
  • Ecoregion Category
    Palearctic
  • Size
    53,400 square miles
  • Status
    Critical/Endangered
  • Habitats

Description


 Location and General Description

Biodiversity Features

Current Status

Types and Severity of Threats

Justification of Ecoregion Delineation

Ecoregion boundaries were derived from the ‘Cyclobalanopsis’ and ‘Castanopsis-Machilus’ regions on the Taiheiyo side of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu (Miyawaki 1975). This corresponds with lower altitude areas within the "Pacific floral district" in Shimizu (1975).

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.

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. Tokyo, Japan, Heibinsha Limited Publishers.

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

Stattersfield, A. J. et al. 1998. Endemic bird areas of the world: Priorities for biodiversity conservation. BirdLife International, Cambridge, UK.

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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