Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Education, Tottori University, Tottori 680, Japan.


    B.S. zoology, Faculty of Science, Hiroshima University, 1978.

    M.S. zoology, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University, 1980.

    Ph.D. zoology, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University, 1983.


    Postdoctoral Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 1983-1985.

    Research Associate, Tottori University, 1987-1993.

    Associate Professor, Tottori University, 1993-present.


    Zoological Society of Japan, Entomological Society of Japan, Ecological Society of Japan, Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology, Arachnological Society of Japan, American Arachnological Society, British Arachnological Society, Society for the Study of Evolution. Society of Systematic Biologists.


    Faunal survey of spiders in West Sumatra, Indonesia, July-August 1988; many collecting trips throughout northern Japan.


    Since 1982, more than 24 scientific publications on the taxonomy, distribution, ecology, reproductive biology, and chromosome variation of spiders.

Five publications most relevant to the present proposal:

  • Suzuki, S., and N. TSURUSAKI. 1983. The opilionid fauna of Hokkaido and its adjacent areas. Jour. Fac. Sci. Hokkaido Univ., Zoology, 23: 195-243.

  • TSURUSAKI, N. 1985. Taxonomic revision of the Leiobunum curvipalpe group (Arachnida, Opiliones, Phalangiidae). Part I. Jour. Fac. Sci. Hokkaido Univ., Zoology, 24: 1-42.

  • TSURUSAKI, N. 1990. Taxonomic revision of the Leiobunum curvipalpe subgroup (Arachnida, Opiliones, Phalangiidae). Part III. Japan. Jour. Ent., 58: 761-780.

  • TSURUSAKI, N., and D. Song. 1993. Two new species of Sabacon from Sichuan Province, China (Arachnida: Opiliones: Sabaconidae). Zool. Sci., 8: 265-275.

  • Cokendolpher, J. C., and N. TSURUSAKI. In Press. Schizomida (Arachnida) of the Mariana Islands. In: Scientific Report on the Results of the Biological Expedition to the Northern Mariana Islands. Nat. Hist. Mus. Inst., Chiba.

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