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Locality names in the Jinhaku Sonanfs articles on the Taiwanese social wasps

 

In most of the J. Sonanfs articles treating Taiwanese social wasps, not only descriptions of characters but also locality names were given in Japanese. Even when the locality names were given in alphabets, they were expressed in the way of Japanese reading; this is also the case for locality data given on the labels attached to the specimens that Sonan examined. Herewith we list as many as possible locality names used by Sonan in his articles on social wasps together with their corresponding names currently used and approximate coordinates (latitudes and longitudes) and altitudes (if available). The present list provides the locality names given in Chinese characters and/or Japanese letters (Katakana).

There could be inconsistencies and errors in the way of Romanization, and errors in coordinates and altitudes. Any information that helps us with up-versioning this list provided to jkrte@mx.ibaraki.ac.jp is much appreciated.

 

LIST OF LOCALITY NAMES

 

<Sonanfs articles that treat Taiwanese social wasps>

Sonan, J. (1927) Taiwan-san hachirui su-shu no gakumei oyobi kansatsu [only in Japanese, without English title. Translation to English: On scientific names and observations on biology of some hymenopteran insects in Taiwan; Starr (1992) gave the English translation of the title of this article as gTaxonomic notes and observations on Hymenoptera of Taiwanh]. Transactions of the Natural History Society of Formosa, 17, 121–138, pls. 1 & 2. (In Japanese)

Sonan, J. (1929) On Vespa from Formosa (1). Transactions of the Natural History Society of Formosa, 19, 136–149, pl. 6. (In Japanese)

Sonan, J. (1931) Some wasps and bees of Hôkotô (Pescadores) (2). Transactions of the Natural History Society of Formosa, 21, 6–8. (In Japanese)

Sonan, J. (1935) On the genus Ropalidia from Formosa and Okinawa (Hymenoptera, Vespidae). Transactions of the Natural History Society of Formosa, 25, 199–202.

Sonan, J. (1938) H. Sauter's Formosa-collection: Polistes, Montezumia and Pareumenes. Arbeiten über Morphologische und Taxonomische Entomologie, 5, 66–70.

Sonan, J. (1943) Taiwan-san ashinagabachi-zoku Polistes Latreille ni tsuite [no English title; translation to English: On the genus Polistes Latreille from Taiwan]. Transactions of the Natural History Society of Formosa, 33, 467–484. (In Japanese)

Sonan, J. (1944) On Parapolybia Saussure in Taiwan. Transactions of the Natural History Society of Formosa, 34, 342–345. (In Japanese)

 

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