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Tottori University
Faculty of Regional Sciences, Department of Regional Environment
Job title
Doctor of Science(Hokkaido University)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Tottori University, Research Assistant
Tottori University, Assistant Professor
- Tottori University, Professor


Graduate School, Division of Natural Science, Hokkaido University
Faculty of Science, Hiroshima University

Published Papers

A stable phylogenomic classification of Travunioidea (Arachnida, Opiliones, Laniatores) based on sequence capture of ultraconserved elements
Derkarabetian, S., Starrett, J,, Tsurusaki, N., Ubic, D., Castillo, S., Hedin, M.
ZooKeys   (760) 1-36   May 2018   [Refereed]
Population genomics and geographical parthenogenesis in Japanese harvestmen (Opiliones, Sclerosomatidae, Leiobunum)
Burns, M., ; Hedin, M., Tsurusaki, N.
8(1) 36-52   Jan 2018   [Refereed]
Burns, M. and Tsurusaki, N.
56(4) 715-727   Jun 2016   [Refereed]
Chromosomes of the ragweed beetle Ophraella communa (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) invaded to Japan
Tsurusaki, N. & Taga, H.
-(28) 1-8   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
Schönhofer, A. L., McCormack, M., Tsurusaki, N., Martens, J., & Hedin, M.
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution   66 303-315   Jan 2013   [Refereed]
Hedin, M., Tsurusaki. N., Macías-Ordôñez, R., Shultz, J. W.
Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution   62 224-236   Jan 2012   [Refereed]
B-chromosomes in the Indonesian populations of aphytophagous ladybird beetle "┣DB Epilachna vigintioctopunctata (/)-┫DB".
Special Bulletin of Japan Coleopterological Society, Osaka   (1) 65-71   2001
Staggered clines in a hybrid zone between two chromosome races of the harvestman ┣DBGagrellopsis nodulifera(/)-┫DB(Arachnida : Opiliones).
Evolution   54(1) 176-190   2000
A contribution to the knowledge of the harvestman fauna of Siberia(Arachnida : Opiliones)
Arthropoda Selecta   7(3) 189-199   1998
Japanese chordeumatid millipeds. IV. The new genus Japanoparvus(Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Hoffmaneumatidae).
Myriapodologica   4(11) 90-99   1997
Japanese chordeumatid milliepeds. III. ┣DBYasudatyla(/)-┫DB, a new genus of alpine conotylid millipeds (Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Conotylidae) .
Myriapodologica   3(11) 97-106   1995
┣DBSungsotia uenoi(/)-┫DB gen. n. , sp. n. (Arachnida, Opiliones, Phalangodidae) , a cavernicolous harvestman from northern Vietnam.
Special Bulletin of the Japanese Society of Coleopterology   (4) 105-110   1995
Japanese chordeumatid millipeds. I. On the genus ┣DBSpeophilosoma(/)-┫DB Takakuwa (Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Speophilosomatidae).
Myriapodologica   3(4) 25-36   1994
Schizomida (Arachnida) of the Mariana Islands, Micronesia.
Natural History Research, Special Issue   (1) 195-198   1994
Two new species of Sabacon from Sichuan Province, China(Arachnida : Opiliones : Sabaconidae)
Zoological Science   10(1) 155-159   1993
Occurrence of Crosbycus dasycnemus(Crosby)(Opiliones, Palpatores, Ceratolasmatidae)in China
Japanese Journal of Entomology   61(1) 175-176   1993
Geographic variation of the number of B-chromosomes in Metagagrella tenuipes(Opiliones, Phalangiidae, Gagrellinae)
Memoirs of the Queensland Museum   33(2) 659-665   1993
Karyotypic differentiation in the phytophagous ladybird beetles Epilachna vigintioctomaculata Complex and its possible relevance to the reproductive isolation, with a note on supernumerary Y chromosomes found in E. pustulosa
Zoological Science   10(6) 997-1015   1993
Geographic variation of chromosomes in the Japanese harvestman, ┣DBGagrellopsis(/)-┫DB ┣DBnodulifera(/)-┫DB, with special reference to a hybrid zone in western Honshu.
Zoological Science   8(2)    1991
Some harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones) from Taiwan. I. Phalangiidae, Leiobuninae
Zoological Science   8(1)    1991
Taxonomic revision of the ┣DBLeiobunum(/)-┫DB ┣DBcurvipalpe(/)-┫DB group (Arachnida, Opiliones, Phalangiidae), III ┣DBLeiobunurm(/)-┫DB ┣DBcurvipalpe(/)-┫DB-subgroup.
Japanese Journal of Entomology   58(4)    1990
Chromosomes of sixteen species of harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones, Caddidae and Phalangiidae).
Journal of Arachnology   18(3)    1990
Geographic variation of chromosomes in Sabacon makinoi Suzuki (Arachnida, Opiliones, Sabaconidae).
Bulletin of the Biogeographic Society of Japan   44(1)    1989
Parthenogenesis and geographic variation of sex ratio in two species of ┣DBLeiobunum(/)-┫DB(Arachnida, Opiliones)
Zoological Science   3(3)    1986
Geographic variation of chromosomes and external morphology in the ┣DBmontanum(/)-┫DB-subgroup of the ┣DBLeiobunum(/)-┫DB ┣DBcurvipalpe(/)-┫DB-group(Arachnida, Opiliones, Phalangiidae)with special reference to its presumable process of raciation.
Zoological Science   2(5)    1985
Taxonomic revision of the ┣DBLeiobunum(/)-┫DB ┣DBcurvipalpe(/)-┫DB-group (Arachnida, Opiliones, Phalangiidae). I. hikocola-, hiasai-, kohyai-, and ┣DBplatypenis(/)-┫DB-subgroups
Journal of the Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University, Ser, 6, Zoology   24(1)    1985
Opilionid fauna of Hokkaido and its adjacent areas
Journal of the Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University, Ser-6, zoology   23    1983
Redescription of Systenocentrus japonicus (Arachnida, Opiliones, Leiobunidae) with special reference to its two geographic forms.
Annotationes Zoologicae Japonenses   54(4)    1981


Expansion of the distributional range of an introduced spider Badumna insignis (Araneae: Desidae) in Tottori City and its influence to native species of spiders
Tsurusaki, S. & Tsurusaki, N.
Natural History Resarch of San'in   (15) 15-23   Sep 2018   [Refereed]
Abrupt decrease of the population of a tiger beetle species, Cylindela elisae (Carabidae, Cicindelinae), in Tottori Sand Dunes, Honshu, Japan in 2017
Nobuo TSURUSAKI, Shigenori KARASAWA, Tomoya ISHIKAWA, Shin’ya INO, Yoshiki KISHIDA, Soichiro SHIRAIWA, Yusuke CHIBA, Riki HATTORI, Futaba FUKUI, and Ryo MUTO
Natural History Research of San'in   (15) 7-14   Sep 2018   [Refereed]
Adult phenology of two species of tiger beetles (Carabidae, Cicindelinae) and estimates of population size of Cylindela elisae , in Tottori Sand Dunes, Honshu, Japan in 2016
Natural History Reserch of San'in   (14) 9-16   Apr 2017   [Refereed]

Books etc

In: Pinto da Rocha, R., Machad, G. and Giribet, G. (eds.) The Harvestmen: The Biology of Opiliones
TSURUSAKI Nobuo (Part:Contributor, Chapter 6. Cytogenetics.)
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts   Feb 2007   
Order Opiliones. In : Yin, W.Y.edited : Pictorial Keys to Soil Animals of China.(figures),Science Press, Beijing
Pictorial Keys to Soil Animals of China   2000   
Opiliones, (In Chinese)
Pictorial Keys to Soil Animals of China. Science Press, Beijing, China   1998   

Conference Activities & Talks

Gagrellula ferruginea (Arachnida: Opiliones: Sclerosomatidae) is a ring species that involves at least two cases of circular overlap
ICSZ & ICA 2016. XVII International Colloquium on Soil Zoology   24 Aug 2017   
Centripetal surge in the chromosome number of Gagrellula ferruginea (Arachnida: Opiliones: Sclerosomatidae) in two different mountainous ranges in the Kinki District, Honshu, Japan
ICSZ & ICA 2016. XVII International Colloquium on Soil Zoology   26 Aug 2016   
Population genomics and geographical parthenogenesis in Japanese harvestmen (Opiliones, Sclerosomatidae).
the 20th International Congress of Arachnology.   8 Jul 2016   
Cascading increase of the chromosome number showing concentric rings in Gagrellula ferruginea (Arachnida: Opiliones) in two different mountains in Japan
the 20th International Congress of Arachnology.   3 Jul 2016   
Nobuo Tsurusaki and Hiromi Fukagawa
the 20th International Congress of Arachnology.   3 Jul 2016   
Chromosomes of four species of the chigger mites from the Ryukyu Islands, with notes on geographic or intercolonial variation of the chromosome number in Vatacarus ipoides and Leptotrombidium deliense (Acari: Prostigmata: Trombiculidae).
14th International Congress of Acarology, Kyoto, Japan   14 Jul 2014   
Biogeography of harvestmen in the Ryukyu Islands, the northeastern border between the Oriental and Palearctic zoogeographic regions [Invited]
27 Jun 2013   
Geographic variation of the number of chromosomes in a stream-dwelling harvestman Nelima satoi (Sclerosomatidae) is complicated by participation of the B-chromosomes
Nobuo Tsurusaki, Yuki Tanaka, Hiroki Ishida, & Kyohei Yamada
24 Jun 2013   
Another case of circular overlap in the harvestman Gagrellula ferruginea (Sclerosomatidae: Gagrellinae) involved in the both color-pattern and chromosomal variations
Nobuo Tsurusaki, Satoshi Kawato, & Tohru Matsumoto
24 Jun 2013   

Research Grants & Projects

Chromosomes of land invertebrates (especially Arachnida and Insecta)
Systematics of Asian species of harvestmen
Hybrid zones and speciation in harvestmen