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author1Yasuyuki Nakamura
Tropical Biosphere Research Center
University of the Ryukyus
Senbaru 1, Nishihara
Okinawa 903-0213

Yasuyuki Nakamura is a postdoctoral researcher of the Tropical Biosphere Research Center, University of the Ryukyus. He received his degree (PhD) from University of the Ryukyus in historical biology. His current research focuses on the biogeography of amphibians and squamate reptiles of the Ryukyus and other Japanese islands with special reference to human impacts on those animals as inferred from Late Quaternary fossils and archeological remains.



author2Hidetoshi Ota
Institute of Natural and Environmental Sciences
University of Hyogo, and the Museum of Nature and Human Activities
Yayoi-gaoka 6, Sanda
Hyogo 669-1546

Hidetoshi Ota is a professor of the Institute of Natural and Environmental Sciences, University of Hyogo, and a curator of the Museum of Nature and Human Activities. He previously served as a faculty member of the University of the Ryukyus for 20 years, during which he studied various aspects of vertebrate fauna of the Ryukyu Archipelago. His current interests include systematics, biogeography, and natural history of reptiles and amphibians in the East Asian and western Pacific islands. He received his PhD from Kyoto University.





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