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Designation as the Temporarily Designated Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

September 7, 2017

The Minister of the Environment has designated "Keramatokagemodoki" (Goniurosaurus kuroiwae sengokui Honda et Ota, 2017) , subspecies of Goniurosaurus kuroiwae living in Tokashiki and Aka islands, as the Temporarily Designated Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, based on the Law for the Conservation of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

As the Temporarily Designated Endangered Species, it is prohibited to capture,collect, kill or wound, or to transfer, export and import, the said species.

The term of the designation is three (3) years from September 8, 2017 to September 7, 2020.

Note that "Madaratokagemodoki" (Goniurosaurus kuroiwae orientalis (Maki, 1930)) has already been designated as National Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora since 2015.

Reference:

Honda, M., & Ota, H. (2017). On the live coloration and partial mitochondrial DNA sequences in the topotypic population of Goniurosaurus kuroiwae orientalis (Squamata: Eublepharidae), with description of a new species from Tokashikijima Island, Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. Asian Herpetological Research, 8(2), 96-107.

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