Kanto Nishikawa
Born in Fukuoka, Japan. His love for salamanders led him to pursue a career in research.
Work experience
2021.5.~2007.3. Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies. Assistant. ;2007.4.~2015.3. Assistant Professor. ;2015.4.~ Associate Professor. ;2018.4.~ Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies. Associate Professor.
Academic Activitiy
2001.1~ Asian Herpetological Research: Editorial Board
2015.1.~ Dumerilia: Editorial Board
2016.6.~ Herpetology Notes: Section Editor
2018.1.~ Alytes: Deputy Editor
2021.1.~ Current Herpetology: Associate Editor
2021.5.~ Malaysian Applied Biology: Associate Editor
Research Theme
Systematics of Asian amphibians. Particularly, the systematics and natural history of the salamanders of the order Artiodactyla and the nudibranchs of the order Nudibranchia.
Main paper
Nishikawa, K., J.-P. Jiang, M. Matsui, and Y.-M. Mo. 2011. Unmasking Pachytriton labiatus (Amphibia: Urodela: Salamandridae), with description of a new species of Pachytriton from Guangxi, China. Zoological Science 28 (6):453-461.
Nishikawa, K., M. Matsui, et al. 2012. Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of caecilians from Southeast Asia (Amphibia, Gymnophiona, Ichthyophiidae), with special reference to high cryptic species diversity in Sundaland. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63 (3):714-723.
Nishikawa, K., M. Matsui, and P. Yambun. 2012. A new unstriped Ichthyophis (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Ichthyophiidae) from Mt. Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Current Herpetology 31(2):67-77.
Nishikawa, K., W. Khonsue, P. Pomchote, and M. Matsui. 2013. Two new species of Tylototriton from Thailand (Amphibia: Urodela: Salamandridae). Zootaxa 3737(3):261-279.
Nishikawa, K. and M. Matsui. 2014. Three new species of the salamander genus Hynobius (Amphibia, Urodela, Hynobiidae) from Kyushu, Japan. Zootaxa 3852 (2):203-226.
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