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Specimen based records and geographic locations of carabid beetles (Coleoptera) collected mainly by Dr. Kazuo Tanaka

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Description

Ground beetles of suborder Adephaga are often considered bioindicators of natural environments because their habitats and abundances strongly depend upon environmental factors. Although their importance and usefulness are already known, there are limited data regarding voucher specimens in Japan. Biodiversity data based on voucher specimens are of high quality and reliability. In this data paper, we compile the records of Caraboidea collected mainly by Dr. Kazuo Tanaka. We also detail the time and locality of collection based on the labels of specimens deposited in the Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Japan. This collection facility contains 15,675 records of 673 species collected from 1947 to 1997. The complete data set for this abstract published in the Data Paper section of the journal is available in electronic format in Ecological Research Data Paper Archives at http://db.cger.nies.go.jp/JaLTER/ER_DataPapers/archives/2020/ERDP-2020-17.

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Ecological Research Data Paper Archives at http://db.cger.nies.go.jp/JaLTER/ER_DataPapers/archives/2020/ERDP-2020-17.

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 4407f212-7285-4d59-b3c8-cda206bb4657.  National Institute of Genetics, ROIS publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Japan.

Keywords

Adephaga; bio-indicator; GBIF; ground beetles; identified specimen; voucher specimen

Contacts

Takeshi Osawa
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
Associate Professor
Tokyo Metropolitan University
Minami-Osawa 1-1
192-0397 Hachiouji
Tokyo
JP
Shin-ichi Yoshimatsu
  • Point Of Contact
Principal Researcher
Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, NARO
Kannondai 3-1-3
305-8604 Tsukuba
Ibaraki
JP

Geographic Coverage

This specimen collections were conducted in whole places of Japan, Hokkaido, Honsyu, Shikoku, Kyusyu and the other island regions including Ryukyu, Ogasawara, Izu, Goto etc.

Bounding Coordinates South West [29.535, 129.023], North East [46.438, 152.578]

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1947-1997

Project Data

Dr. Kazuo Tanaka donated his entire collection of carabid beetles to the Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, NARO, Japan. He collected the specimens primarily for his research across Japan. Some specimens were collected from other countries, and their data were thus not included in a previously published specimen list (Yoshimatsu et al. 2018).

Title Dr. Kazuo Tanaka collection

The personnel involved in the project:

Kazuo Tanaka
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Sampling Methods

Dr. Kazuo Tanaka donated his entire collection of carabid beetles to the Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, NARO, Japan. He collected the specimens primarily for his research across Japan. Some specimens were collected from other countries, and their data were thus not included in a previously published specimen list (Yoshimatsu et al. 2018).

Study Extent This specimen collections were conducted in whole places of Japan, Hokkaido, Honsyu, Shikoku, Kyusyu and the other island regions including Ryukyu, Ogasawara, Izu, Goto etc.
Quality Control Dr. Kazuo Tanaka identified all species using references based on morphological characters. Mr. Noboru Ito identified some specimens when the list was compiled (Yoshimatsu et al. 2018).

Method step description:

  1. Scientific names follow Löbl and Smetana (2003). Location information based on the labels of each specimen was verified using maps created by the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (http://www.gsi.go.jp/ accessed at July 31, 2019).

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 4407f212-7285-4d59-b3c8-cda206bb4657
https://www.gbif.jp/ipt/resource?r=tanaka_col