The Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology

The Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology, founded in 1950, is an association of biologists who are interested in taxonomy, systematics, and biodiversity of animals, either extant or extinct. It publishes a peer-reviewed English journal "Species Diversity" and a peer-reviewed  Japanese journal "Taxa" (only In Japanese) and conducts annual meetings and symposia.


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Species Diversity A peer-reviewed, open-access, global platform journal (

Taxa Biannual Japanese journal

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Officers for 2024-2025

President Susumu Ohtsuka (Hiroshima University, Hiroshima) 

Secretary Masanori Okanishi (Hiroshima Shudo University, Hiroshima) ; Ko Tomikawa (Hiroshima University, Hiroshima)

Treasurer Hayato Tanaka (Tokyo Sea Life Park, Tokyo)

Webmaster Kaori Wakabayashi (Hiroshima University, Hiroshima)

Liaison Tomoyuki Komai (Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba); Shinnosuke Yamada (International University of Health and Welfare, Narita)

Editor, Species Diversity Tomomi Saito (Kochi University, Kochi)

Editor, Taxa Masafumi Kodama (Kagoshima University, Kagoshima)

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