Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-01-25
Received: 3 August 2018
Accepted: 2 January 2019
First Online: 25 January 2019
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: <i>T. osimensis</i> is endangered (The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species; ExternalRef removed). This species has been protected by the Japanese government as a natural monument since 1972 and Nationally Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora since 2016. With permission from the Agency for Cultural Affairs and the Ministry of the Environment in Japan, tissues were harvested from animals died accidentally during a mongoose eradication project on the island in which this species inhabits. In such cases of accidental death, the Japanese government has approved harvesting of brain and other tissues. A copy of this governmental approval, which has also been translated into English, has been provided to the journal.
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