Distribution patterns of thirty-one species of the Ericaceae native to Sakhalin and the Kuril Archipelago were analyzed quantitatively based on the herbarium specimens deposited in the main Japanese herbaria. Ledum palustre s. lat., Vaccinium vitis-idaea and Vaccinium uliginosum represent the three most abundant species of the Ericaceae in the regions. Many Sakhalin-Kurils indices (S-K indices) of the species of the Ericaceae show negative numbers, and it reflects more predominant arctic-alpine "heath" tundras found in the Kurils than in Sakhalin. Most species with high positive S-K indices meaning a distribution bias toward Sakhalin, have the circumpolar or Northeast Eurasian distribution patterns....
Takahashi, Hideki; Barkalov, Vyacheslav Yu.; Gage, Sarah; Semsrott, Birgit; lIushko, Marina; Zhuravlev, Yuri N.
The flora of Kharimkotan, the middle Kuril Islands, had not been known prior to field work performed under the auspices of the International Kuril Island Project (IKIP) in 1996 and 2000. A first checklist of the vascular plants including the old specimens collected by Tatewaki in 1930, is provided here. The list represents 46 families, 121 genera, 182 species, and 4 subspecies for the island. Dominant families are; Asteraceae (17 spp.), Poaceae (17 spp.), Cyperaceae (17 spp.), Brassicaceae (10 spp.), Rosaceae (10 spp.) and Ericaceae (10 spp.). The outline of the vegetation of Kharimkotan is also given.
Gage, Sarah; Joneson, Suzanne L.; Barkalov, Vyacheslav Yu.; Eremenko, Natalia A.; Takahashi, Hideki
The new floristic checklist of the Habomais, the Little Kurils, was compiled from Barkalov and Eremenko (2003) and Eremenko (2003), and supplemented by the specimens collected by Gage and Joneson in 1998 and Eremenko in 2002. In the checklist, 61 families, 209 genera and 332 species were recognized. Scientific and vernacular names commonly adopted in Russian and Japanese taxonomic references are listed and compared, and some taxonomic notes are also added. This list will contribute the future critical taxonomic and nomenclatural studies on the vascular plants in this region. The plants of each individual island in the Habomais are listed...
Probatova, Nina S.; Barkalov, Vyacheslav Yu.; Rudyka, Elvira G.; Pavlova, Nonna S.
Chromosome numbers for 86 vascular plant species of 69 genera and 32 families, from Sakhalin, Moneron and Kurile Islands, are given. The chromosome numbers are reported here for the first time for the following 17 species: Arabis japonica, Artemisia punctigera, Calamagrostis urelytra, Callianthemum sachalinense, Cerastium sugawarae, Dianthus sachalinensis, Lonicera tolmatchevii, Melandrium sachalinense, Myosotis sachalinensis, Oxytropis austrosachalinensis, O. helenae, O. sachalinensis, Polemonium schizanthum, Ranunculus hultenii, Rubus pseudochamaemorus, Scrophularia grayana and Senecio dubitabilis. In addition, for Alchemilla gracilis, Allium ochotense, Caltha fistulosa, Chrysosplenium kamtschaticum, Draba cinerea, Echinochloa occidentalis, Erysimum pallasii, Sagina crassicaulis and Stellaria fenzlii, new cytotypes were revealed. At present, in...
Minakawa, Noboru; Tanaka, Susumu; Bogatov, Victor V.
Here we report the first observation of Eurycercus glacialis on Sakhalin Island. The abundance of this species in a lake was positively associated with aquatic vegetation. The morphological characteristics of the specimens collected on Sakhalin are described.
Mikhaljova, Elena V.; Marusik, Yuri M.
The millipede fauna of the Kurile Islands is reviewed, with 11 recognizable species involved, all arranged in a catalogue-like way. A brief historical account, new faunistic records, a comparative analysis, and zoogeographical notes are given. Remarks and illustrations are provided for all species encountered, including data on the taxonomy, distribution and ecology. All species currently known from Kurile Islands are keyed.
Ôhara, Masahiro; Jia, Fenglong
Terrestrial hydrophilid beetles species (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) occurring in the Kuril Archipelago in the northwestern Pacific are reviewed. Based on literature records, museum collections and material from recent expeditions, 17 species (including 2 unidentified) are known from this archipelago. A detail report on 5 species is given on the basis of about 1,260 adult specimens collected in the Kuril Islands by International Kuril Island Project (IKIP). IKIP was a joint Japanese-Russian-American expedition conducted between 1994- 2000.
Shibata, Yasutoshi; Maruyama, Munetoshi; Ôhara, Ｍasahiro
A species list of the subfamily Staphylininae of the family Staphylinidae in the Kuril Archipelago is given. Twenty four species are recognized in the Kuril Archipelago based on literature records and the specimens collected during field surveys of the International Kuril Island Project. Of those, Medhiama paupera, Philonthus (Onychophilonthus) tarsalis, P. (P.) cf. azabuensis, P. (P.) oberti, P. (P.) succicola, P. (P.) wuesthoffi, Ocypus (Pseudocypus) nigroaeneus, Liusus humeralis, Quedius (Microsaurus) mesomelinus, Q. (Raphirus) sublimbatus and Q. (R.) Fulvicollis are new to Kuril Archipelago, Othius rosti is new to Kunashir and Urup, P. (P.) nudus is new to Urup, Chirpoi, Simushir,...
Biodiversity and Biogeography of the Kuril Islands and Sakhalin vol.2
Kanyukova, Elena V.; Marusik, Yuri M.
A list of Heteroptera species found in the Kuril Islands, a history of investigation and brief zoogeographical analysis are presented. Heteroptera were found on 24 islands of 30 studied. The check-list encompasses 236 species belonging to 27 families. The number of species found on individual islands ranges from 1 to 218 (Kunashir). The fauna of the southern islands is much more diverse than that of the northern islands. The fauna of the Kuril Islands is more diverse than the faunas of Kamchatka (110) and Sakhalin (226), but much less diverse than the fauna of Hokkaido (450). Ninety-eight species occurring in...