Laboratory of Ethology, Department of Zoology, Kyoto University

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Laboratory of Ethology

Publications in the past five years are shown.



C. K. Yang. Calling and foot-flagging: Territory competition behavior of two male Buergeria otai Ecology e3653, 2022. [ DOI ]     
Carlson, N.V. & Griesser, H. Mobbing in animals: a thorough review and proposed future directions. Advances in the Study of Animal Behaviour 54: 1-41, 2022. [ DOI ]     
Zhu, G., S. Yang, A. H. Savitzky, Y. Cheng, A. Mori, L. Ding, D. Rao and Q. Wang. Cryptic diversity and phylogeography of the Rhabdophis nuchalis group (Squamata: Colubridae).Phylogenetics and Evolution 166, 107325, 2022. [ DOI ]     
Fukuda, M., R. UjIIe, T. Inoue, Q. Chen, C. Cao, L. Ding, N. Mori, and A. Mori. Do predators prefer toxic animals? A case of chemical discrimination by an Asian snake that sequesters firefly toxins. Current Zoology zoab102, 2022. [ DOI ]     
Fukuyama R, Itoigawa A, Mori A (2022) Multimale breeding aggregations by “many-friends” snakes: courtship behaviours by Malagasy Pseudoxyrhophiine snakes, Dromicodryas bernieri and D. quadrilineatus, and their sexual size dimorphism. Herpetozoa 35, 225-229. [ DOI ]     


Matsumoto, K., Kotaki, T., Numata, H., Shinada, T. and Goto, S.G. Juvenile hormone III skipped bisepoxide is widespread in true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera).Royal Society Open Science, 8:202242, 2021. [ DOI ]     
Moriyama, M., Yasuyama, K. and Numata, H. Formation of a hatching line in the serosal cuticle confers multifaceted adaptive functions on the eggshell of cicadas.Zoological Letters, 7:8, 2021. [ DOI ]     
Sakura, K. and Numata, H. Locomotor activity rhythms in laboratory-reared adults of the mangrove cricket, Apteronemobius asahinai.Entomological Science, 24:247-255, 2021. [ DOI ]     
Ikeda, K., Daimon, T., Shiomi, K., Udaka, H. and Numata, H. Involvement of the clock gene period in the phtoperiodism of the silkmoth Bombyx mori.Zoological Science, 38:523–530, 2021. [ DOI ]     
沼田英治・松田直樹. コオロギの生活史と温暖化.時間生物学, 27:76-82, 2021.     
T. N. Suzuki. Animal linguistics: Exploring referentiality and compositionality in bird calls. Ecological Research, 36: 221-231, 2021. [ DOI ]     
C. A. Barnett, M. Ringhofer, and T. N. Suzuki. Differences in predatory behavior among three bird species. Journal of Ethology, 39: 29-37, 2021. [ DOI ]     
M. Fukuda and A. Mori. Does an Asian Natricine Snake, Rhabdophis tigrinus, Have Chemical Preference for a Skin Toxin of Toads?. Current Herpetology, 40:1-9, 2021. [ DOI ]     
L. Dong, H. Udaka, H. Numata, and C. Ito. Regulation of Krüppel homolog 1 expression by photoperiod in the bean bug, Riptortus pedestris. Physiological Entomology, 46:82-93, 2021. [ DOI ]    
R. Fukuyama and I. Fukuyama. Achalinus formosanus chigirai. Deffensive behavior and diet. Herpetological Review, 52:144-145, 2021.     
A. Mori. Ecological Traits of a Common Japanese Pit Viper, the Mamushi (Gloydius blomhoffii), in Kyoto, with a Brief Geographic Comparison. Current Herpetology, 40:92-102, 2021. [ DOI ]     
P. L. Sun, C. K. Yang, W. T. Li, W. Y. Lai, Y. C. Fan, H. C. Huang, P. H. Yu. Infection with Nannizziopsis guarroi and Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola in reptiles in Taiwan. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. 00:1–12, 2021. [ DOI ]     
R. Fukuyama, I. Fukuyama, T. Kurita, Y. Kojima, M. Y. Hossman, A. Noda and K. Nishikawa. New herpetofaunal records from Gunung Mulu National Park and its surrounding areas in Borneo. Herpetozoa 34:89–96, 2021. [ DOI ]     
N. Sugita, S. Matsui, N. Yoshikawa and I. Nishiumi. Genetic characteristics of a small breeding population of ancient murrelets from Teuri Island, Japan, based on mitochondrial DNA sequences and newly-developed microsatellite markers. Ecological Research 36(4):637–647, 2021. [ DOI ]     
K. Matsumoto and A. Mori. Adaptive foraging strategy of an insular snake (Lycodon semicarinatus, Colubridae) feeding on patchily distributed nests of sea turtles. Behaviour 158(10):869–899, 2021. [ DOI ]     
K. Sakura and H. Numata. Locomotor activity rhythms in laboratory‐reared adults of the mangrove cricket, Apteronemobius asahinai. Entomological Science 24(3):247–255, 2021. [ DOI ]     
K. Matsumoto, M. Kayo and A. Mori. Preserved food for snakes: predation on naturally made “pidan” eggs in sea turtle nests on the insular beach. Ecology e03477, 2021 [ DOI ]     
K. Ikeda, T. Daimon, K. Shiomi, H. Udaka and H. Numata. Involvement of the Clock Gene Period in the Photoperiodism of the Silkmoth Bombyx mori. Zoological Science 38(6): 523–530, 2021 [ DOI ]     
杉田典正, 海老原淳, 細矢剛, 神保宇嗣, 中江雅典, & 遊川知久. 日本の絶滅危惧生物標本の所在把握と保全への活用. 保全生態学研究, 26:229–247, 2021 [ DOI ]     
R. Fukuyama and K. Morishima. First record of ectoparasitism by a land leech on Anderson’s Spiny Crocodile Newt, Echinotriton andersoni (Caudata: Salamandridae) Herpetology Notes, 14:1379-1380, 2021.     
R. Fukuyama. Limnonectes blythii (Blyth's Giant Frog). Diet. Herpetological Review, 52(4):831-832, 2021.     
M. Fukuda, R. Ujiie, T. Inoue, Q. Chien, C. Cao, L. Ding, N. Mori and A. Mori. Do predators prefer toxic animals? A case of chemical discrimination by an Asian snake that sequesters firefly toxins. Current Zoology zoab102, 2021 [ DOI ]     
Kodama T., Takahashi M. and Mori A. Host resistance to ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) in a pit viper, Gloydius tsushimaensis, (Reptilia: Squamata: Viperidae) observed in the field. International Journal of Acarology 47: 643-645, 2021 [ DOI ]     
Mochida K. and Mori A. Antipredator behavior of newts (Cynops pyrrhogaster) against snakes. Plos ONE 16(11): e0258218, 2021 [ DOI ]     
Yokoi H., Sakai A., Kodama T., Magome S., Itose O., Tawara M., Yasaka T., Abe T. and Takeuchi I. Evaluation of a Treatment Algorithm for Tsushima Mamushi (Gloydius tsushimaensis) Snakebites, After its Introduction to Tsushima Island, Nagasaki, Japan. Internal Medicine 60: 3093-3099., 2021 [ DOI ]     
Inoue T., Nakata R., Savitzky A.H., Yoshinaga N., Mori A. and Mori N. New Insights into Dietary Toxin Metabolism: Diversity in the Ability of the Natricine Snake Rhabdophis tigrinus to Convert Toad‑Derived Bufadienolides. Journal of Chemical Ecology 47: 915-925., 2021 [ DOI ]     
Yang C.K. and A. Mori. The green bamboo pit viper, Trimeresurus stejnegeri,discriminates chemical stimuli among anuran species. Current Herpetology 40: 92-102., 2021 [ DOI ]     


Ando, Y., Matsumoto, K., Misaki, K., Shiga, S., Numata, H., Kotaki, T., Shinada, T. and Goto, S.G. Juvenile hormone III skipped bisepoxide, not its stereoisomers, as a juvenile hormone of the bean bug Riptortus pedestris.General and Comparative Endocrinology, 289:113394, 2020. [ DOI ]     
Konagaya, T. and Numata, H. Late autumn occurrence of non-diapause male adults in various geographic populations of a pierid butterfly, Eurema mandarina.Journal of Natural History, 54:1409-1423, 2020. [ DOI ]     
Matsuda, N., Numata, H. and Udaka, H. Transcriptomic changes in the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum: Effects of the seasonal timer and photoperiod.Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part D: Genomics and Proteomics, 36:100740, 2020. [ DOI ]     
I. Fukuyama and R. Fukuyama. Sinomicrurus macclellandi iwasakii. Deffensive behavior and diet. Herpetological Review, 51:878-880, 2020.     
T. Inoue, R. Nakata, A. H. Savitzky, N. Yoshinaga, A. Mori, and N Mori. Variation in Bufadienolide Composition of Parotoid Gland Secretion From Three Taxa of Japanese Toads. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 46:997-1009, 2020. [ DOI ]     
K. Kobayashi and A. Mori. Site Fidelity of Gekko japonicus to Artificially Lit Environments. Current Herpetology, 39:184-195, 2020. [ DOI ]     
K. Hamanaka and A. Mori. Toxicity of venom from the mamushi, Gloydius blomhoffii, (Squamata, Crotalinae) to centipedes. Toxicon, 188:11-15, 2020. [ DOI ]     
K. Hamanaka, H. Akimoto, A. Otake, K. Yamamoto and K. Nishikawa. Andrias japonicus. Diet. Herpetological Review, 51:554-555, 2020.     
I. Fukuyama, K. Hamanaka and K. Fujishima. Cyclophiops semicarinatus. Arboreality. Herpetological Review, 51:347, 2020.     
Y. Ando, K. Matsumoto, K. Misaki, S. Shiga, H. Numata, T. Kotaki, T. Shinada and S. G. Goto. Juvenile hormone III skipped bisepoxide, not its stereoisomers, as a juvenile hormone of the bean bug Riptortus pedestris. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 289: 113394, 2020. [ DOI ]    
J. Endo and H. Numata. Synchronized hatching as a possible strategy to avoid sibling cannibalism in stink bugs. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 74(2):16, 2020. [ DOI ]     
N. Matsuda, T. Kanbe, J. Endo, S. Akimoto and H. Numata. Suppression of autumnal sexual morph production in spring by a seasonal timer in an aphid. Physiological Entomology, 45:103-109, 2020. [ DOI ]     
N. Nishiumi and A. Mori. A game of patience between predator and prey: waiting for opponent’s action determines successful capture or escape. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 98: 351-357, 2020. [ DOI ]    
Y. Piao, Z. Chen, W. Wu, S. Shi, H. Takeuchi, T. Jono, M. Fukuda, A. Mori, Y. Tang, Q. Chen, and L. Ding. A New Species of the Genus Rhabdophis Fitzinger, 1843 (Squamata: Colubridae) in Southwestern Sichuan, China. Asian Herpetological Research, 2020(2):95-111, 2020. [ DOI ]    
T. N. Suzuki. Other species’ alarm calls evoke a predator-specific search image in birds. Current Biology, 30(13):2616-2620, 2020. [ DOI ]    
M. Dutour, T. N. Suzuki and D. Wheatcroft. Great tit responses to the calls of an unfamiliar species suggest conserved perception of call ordering. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 74: 37, 2020. [ DOI ]    
T. Yoshida, R. Ujiie, A.H. Savitzky, T. Jono, T. Inoue, N. Yoshinaga, S. Aburaya, W. Aoki, H. Takeuchi, L. Ding, Q. Chen, Q. Cao, T.S. Tsai, A. de Silva, D. Mahaulpatha, T.T. Nguyen, Y. Tang, N. Mori, and A. Mori. Dramatic dietary shift maintains sequestered toxins in chemically defended snakes. Proceedins of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117:5964-5969, 2020. [ DOI ]


J. Endo, T. Takanashi, H. Mukai, and H. Numata. Egg-cracking vibration as a cue for stink bug siblings to synchronize hatching. Current Biology, 29:143-148, 2019. [ DOI ]
K. Hamanaka, T. Kurita, K. Eto, T. Morikawa, E. Q. Deka, N. A. Alaudin, M. M. Agoh, I. Fukuyama, T. Tokuyama, T. Hino, R. Fukuyama, K. Fujishima, T. Ijichi, K. Nishikawa, R. Zainudin, and M. Y. Hossman. An update of herpetofauna in Bako National Park, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, with a critical review. Malayan Nature Journal, 71:163-173, 2019.
K. Ikeda, T. Daimon, H. Sezutsu, H. Udaka, and H. Numata. Involvement of the clock gene period in the circadian rhythm of the silkmoth Bombyx mori. Journal of Biological Rhythms, 34:283-292, 2019. [ DOI ]
N. Matsuda and H. Numata. Altitudinal variation in life-history traits in the lawn ground cricket, Polionemobius mikado. Entomological Science, 22:198-204, 2019. [ DOI ]
N. Matsuda and H. Numata. Transgenerational seasonal timer in aphids. In: Biological Rhythms: Proceedings of the Sapporo Symposium on Biological Rhythm July 14-15, 2018. K. Honma and S. Honma (eds.), Hokkaido University Press, Sapporo, pp.97-105.
N. Matsuda, S. Fujita, K. Tanaka, Y. Watari, Y. Shintani, S. G. Goto, T. Nisimura, Y. Izumi, and H. Numata. Robustness of latitudinal life-cycle variations in a cricket Dianemobius nigrofasciatus (Orthoptera: Trigonidiidae) in Japan against climate warming over the last five decades. Applied Entomology and Zoology, 54:349-357, 2019. [ DOI ]
A. Mori H. Ota and K. Hirate. Defensing resources on isolated islands: Snakes compete for hatchling sea turtles. In: Islands and Snakes. Isolation and Adaptive Evolution. H. B. Lillywhite and M. Martins (eds.), pp. 288–309. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2019.
M. Moriyama and H. Numata. Eco-physiological responses to climate change in cicadas. Physiological Entomology, 44, 2019. [ DOI ]
N. Ramamonjisoa and A. Mori. Temporal variation in behavioral responses to dietary cues from a gape‐limited predator in tadpole prey: A test of the phylogenetic relatedness hypothesis. Ethology, 2019. [ DOI ]
N. Ramamonjisoa and A. Mori. Growth, developmental, and size structure responses in tadpole prey under increasing threat from gape-limited newts. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 97: 1116–1121, 2019. [ DOI ]
K. Sakura and K. Yasugi. Adaptation of the Hierarchical Factor Segementation method to noisy activity data. Chronobiology International, 36:1131-1137, 2019. [ DOI ]
T. N. Suzuki, D. Wheatcroft, and M. Griesser. The syntax-semantics interface in animal vocal communication. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 375:20180405, 2019. [ DOI ]
T. N. Suzuki and K. Zuberbühler. Animal syntax. Current Biology, 29:R669-R671, 2019. [ DOI ]
T. N. Suzuki, M. Griesser, and D. Wheatcroft. Syntactic rules in avian vocal sequences as a window into the evolution of compositionality. Animal Behaviour, 151:267-274, 2019. [ DOI ]
T. N. Suzuki. Imagery in wild birds: Retrieval of visual information from referential alarm calls. Learning and Behavior, 47:111-114, 2019. [ DOI ]


T. Konagaya and H. Numata. Effect of mating on survival at low temperature in females of the Japanese common grass yellow, Eurema mandarina. Ecological Entomology, 43(5):695-698, 2018. [ DOI ]
T. Konagaya, T. Yokoi, M. Watanabe, and H. Numata. Overwintering success in adults of the Japanese common grass yellow Eurema mandarina. Entomological Science, 21(2):216-224, 2018. [ DOI ]
N. Matsuda, K. Tanaka, Y. Watari, Y. Shintani, S. G. Goto, T. Nisimura, Y. Izumi, and H. Numata. Northward expansion of the bivoltine life cycle of the cricket over the last four decades. Global Change Biology, 24(12):5622-5628, 2018. [ DOI ]
S. Mohammadi, G. Petschenka, S. S. French, A. Mori, and A. H. Savitzky. Snakes exhibit tissue-specific variation in cardiotonic steroid sensitivity of Na+/K+-ATPase. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 217:21-26, 2018. [ DOI ]
A. Mori and M. Toda. Body temperature of subtropical snakes at night: How cold is their blood? Current Herpetology, 37(2):151-157, 2018. [ DOI ]
O. Sakai. Comparison of personality between juveniles and adults in clonal gecko species. Journal of Ethology, 36:221-228, 2018. [ DOI ]
H. Takeuchi, A. H. Savitzky, L. Ding, A. de Silva, I. Das, T. T. Nguyen, T.-S. Tsai, T. Jono, G.-X. Zhu, D. Mahaulpatha, Y. Tang, and A. Mori. Evolution of nuchal glands, unusual defensive organs of Asian natricine snakes (Serpentes: Colubridae), inferred from a molecular phylogeny. Ecology and Evolution, 8(20):10219-10232, 2018. [ DOI ]
Y. Todoroki and H. Numata. Factors affecting sequential sex allocation in the parasitoid wasp Gryon japonicum. Entomological Science, 21(2):193-197, 2018. [ DOI ]
C.-K. Yang and A. Mori. Indotyphlops braminus (Brahminy Blindsnake) and Dinodon rufozonatum (= Lycodon rufozonatus) (Red-banded Snake). Predation and Diet. Herpetological Review., 49(3):549, 2018.
沼田 英治. 昆虫学の最近の進歩と今後の展開 生理学と行動学. 昆蟲(ニューシリーズ), 20(1):27-36, 2018.
沼田 英治. 第24回日本時間生物学会学術大会開催報告. 時間生物学, 24(1):68, 2018.
森 哲(分担執筆). 小学館の図鑑NEO POCKET 危険生物. 小学館, 2018.
森 哲. 餌の毒を再利用するヘビ -ヤマカガシの柔軟な防御行動-. 現代化学, No.566:34-37, 2018.