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    The Japanese Society of Scarabaeoideans
    25. Apr. 2011
    B5 format,Hard cover,345pp. full colour
    6400 JPY plus postage
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Prof. Dr. Kimio Masumoto, world famous taxonomist of Scarabaeoidea and Tenebrionoidea, retired from Otsuma Women's University, Tokyo, in March, 2011. To mark this occasion, a special publication, mainly in English, but partly in Japanese and Chinese, has just been published by the Japanese Society of Scarabaeoidology.

This publication consists of:
A preface written by Masumoto;
A brief biography of Masumoto’s personal history;
Checklist of all writings by Masumoto (336 titles during the period 1955-2010);List of more than 900 taxa of the Scarabaeoidea and Tenebrionoidea proposed by Masumoto; List of more than 40 taxa dedicated to Dr. Kimio Masumoto; "Memorial Gallery" of photographs and illustrations used in his papers, pictures with persons showing his large circle of friends in entomology, and cover pages of journals and colour books in which he was a contributor;

Contributed papers: 12 congratulatory messages and 35 entomological papers of taxonomy in various families of Coleoptera (see the list below) dedicated to him. Furthermore, this book is unique in having several valuable additions, such as the inclusion of detailed drawings and pictures taken from the original descriptions, memorable pictures with his colleagues in entomological study in Japan and abroad, and cover page photographs of magazines and colour books involving Dr. Masumoto over these past 50 years.

His papers are chronologically numbered and new taxa alphabetically arranged with paper numbers, therefore, if one wants to look for a species, the original description can be easily found. This book is not only a volume of original taxonomical descriptions, but also a unique commemorative volume with an excellent picture catalogue and historical study on the Scarabaeoidea and Tenebrionoidea. This book is indispensable to people who love nature and Coleoptera. See it, read it, and enjoy it !


Masumoto, K.: Preface

Fujioka, M.: Brief Biography of Dr. Kimio Masumoto

Checklist of Writings by Dr. Kimio Masumoto

Taxa of the Scarabaeioidea Proposed by Dr. Kimio Masumoto

Taxa of the Tenebrionoidea Proposed by Dr. Kimio Masumoto

Taxa Dedicated to Dr. Kimio Masumoto

Memorial Gallery: Detailed drawings and high resolution pictures inserted into the original descriptions; colleagues in

entomological study in Japan and abroad; cover pages of journals and colour books involving Dr. Kimio Masumoto

Morimoto, K.: Congratulations on Dr. Kimio Masumoto’s Retirement

Watanabe, Y.: In Celebration of Dr. Kimio Masumoto’s Seventieth Birthday

Hirano, Y.: Dr. Kimio Masumoto, a Great Coleopterologist

Tsukamoto, K.: One of My Masters, Dr. Kimio Masumoto

Tsuyuki, S.: Contributing an Essay to the Present Special Publication

Kondo, S.: Dr. Kimio Masumoto: a Person of Self-Help

Fujita, H.: Congratulation on Dr. Kimio Masumoto’s Seventieth Birthday and Retirement: Memories for the Starting Period of “Elytra”

Kiuchi, M.: A Great Amateur Entomologist, Masumoto-san

Hanboonsong, Y.: My Memories to Professor Kimio Masumoto.. My Dung Beetle Teacher

Becvar, S.: Congratulations on Prof. Dr. Masumoto’s Retirement

Yang, J.-T.: My Good Friend in Entomology - Taiwanophile Professor - Dr. Kimio Masumoto

Yang, M.-M.: The Real Gentleman and His Beloved Dung Beetles

Ueno, S.-I., & T. Naito: A Remarkable New Uozumitrechus (Coleoptera,Trechinae) from an Island on the Inland Sea of West Japan

Morita, S.: Notes on the Pterostichine Subgenus Eosteropus (Coleoptera, Carabidae) from Japan. Part 5. A New Species from Central Japan

Ito, N.: Three New Species of the Trichotichnus leptopus Group (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Harpalini)

Nishikawa, M.: A New Ptomaphagus (Coleoptera, Leiodidae, Cholevinae) from Northwest Thailand

Watanabe, Y.: Two New Species of the Brachypterous Lathrobium (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) from the Northern Japanese Alps in Central Honshu, Japan

Hayashi, Y.: A New Platydracus (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) Species from Thailand, with Some Morphological Notes on the Genus Platydracus

Ito, T.: Notes on the Species of Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) from Asia, III A New Species of the Genus Anisolinus from Sapa District in Northern Vietnam

Nomura, S., W. Sakchoowong & J. Chanpaisaeng: Three New Species of the Genus Megatyrus (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Pselaphinae) from Thailand

Imura, Y.: Two New Taxa of the Genus Platycerus (Coleoptera, Lucanidae) from China

Araya, K., & M. Kon: Redescription of the Male of Aegus hikidai Araya, 1994 Originally Described from Mt. Mulu, Sarawak, Malaysia in Borneo

Johki, Y., K. Araya & M. Kon: A New Species of Leptaulax (Coleoptera, Passalidae) from the Malay Peninsula

Ochi, T., M. Kon & M. Kawahara: Four New Taxa of Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) from Southeast Asia

Tsukamoto, K., & M. Inagaki: A Report of the Insect Remains Excavated from the “Heiankyo Ukyo-3-jo-3-bo”Ruins (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae)

Maruyama, M., & S. Nomura: Taxonomy of the Genus Stereomera Arrow, 1905 (Coleoptea, Scarabaeidae, Aphodiinae), with Description of a New Species from Peninsular Malaysia

Kawai, S.: Transition of Dung Beetles Inhabited in Tanzawa-Fudakake, Kanagawa Prefecture

Fujioka, M.: A New Species of the Genus Agnorimus Y. Miyake et Iwase, 1991 (Scarabaeidae, Trichiinae, Trichiini) from Vietnam

Wada, K.: Two New Species of the Genus Mimela (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae) from Sulawesi

Sakai, K.: A Story of Parapilinurgus masumotoi

Kobayashi, H.: Two New Species of the Genus Neovalgus (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae,Valginae) from Southeast Asia

Matsumoto, T.: A New Species of the Genus Asactopholis Brenske (Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae, Melolonthini) from Laos and Vietnam and Proposal of Two New Combinations with a List of Known Species

Ohmomo, S.: Buprestid Beetles New to the Japanese Fauna: Part 5 (Coleoptera, Buprestidae)

Suzuki, W.: A New Subgenus of the Genus Oxynopterus Hope (Coleoptera, Elateridae) from Southeast Asia

Takahashi, K.: Six New Species and a New Subspecies of the Genus Asiopodabrus (Coleoptera, Cantharidae) from Taiwan

Matsuda, K.: A New Species of the Lycid Genus Eropterus (Coleoptera: Lycidae) from Taiwan

Aoki, J., & K. Okada: Species of the Genus Glyphocryptus (Coleoptera, Zopheridae) from Japan and Taiwan

Takakuwa, M.: A New Species of the Genus Hoshihananomia (Coleoptera, Mordellidae) from Leyte Island of the Philippines

Ando, K.: Study on the Genus Phaedis (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae) of the Philippines, with Descriptions of Four New Species

Akita, K.: New or Little-known Tenebrionid Species (Coleoptera) from Japan (10) Four New Species and a New Distribution Record from Japan

Schawaller, W.: New Species and Records of the Genus Basanus Lacordaire (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), Part 3

Iwan, D., & D. Schimrosczyk: Two New Species of Microstizopus Koch, 1963 from South Africa (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Opatrina)

Merkl, O.: Arthromacra Kirby, 1837 in the Himalayas (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Lagriini)

Utsunomiya, Y.: A New Beautiful Strongylium from Guizhou, China (Tenebrionidae, Stenochiinae, Stenochiini)

Komiya, Z., & R. de Keyzer: A New Genus and Species of the Subfamily Prioninae (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from Australia

Morimoto, K.: Weevils of the Genus Protacalles and its Allies in Japan (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Molytinae) (Part 1)

Kojima, H., & T. Yoro: Study on the Cyphicerine Weevils of the Genus Asporus Marshall (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae)
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