Curriculum vitae


Shuhei YAMAMOTO, Ph.D.

Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, USA

 

 

Postdoctoral researcher: 

Systematics / Entomology / Paleontology

Insects (beetles)

 

ORCID ID:  orcid.org/0000-0002-4162-8457

ResearcherID: U-8247-2018

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Dr. Shuhei Yamamoto is conducting research on the beetle superfamily Staphylinoidea in Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, USA from July 2017. His research interests are the systematics, paleontology, and natural history of Staphylinoidea, especially those for the tachyporine group of subfamilies (Staphylinidae). I have received a Ph.D. degree in agricultural sciences on March 2017.

 

Current projects

- Higher phylogeny and classification of rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), especially for the tachyporine group subfamilies

 

- Paleontology of amber fossils

Contact information

Integrative Research Center (Division of Insects),

Field Museum of Natural History,

1400 S Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL 60605, USA

 

E-mail 1: s.yamamoto.64@gmail.com

E-mail 2:  syamamoto@fieldmuseum.org


Language skills

Japanese (native), English

Education & professional appointment

2019.07- Current

      Visiting researcher, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, USA.

2017.07-2019.06

      Postdoctoral researcher, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, USA. 

      Overseas Research Fellowship from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

2017.04-2017.06

      Research assistant, Kyushu University, Japan. 

2014.04-2017.03

      Ph.D.: Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University, Japan; Ph.D.  (Agricultural Sciences).

      2014.04-2017.03

      JSPS Research Fellow (DC1) from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

2012.04-2014.03

      M.S.: Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University, Japan

2008.04-2012.03

      B.A.: Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Japan 

Fellowships

2017.07-2019.06

      Overseas Research Fellowship from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

2014.04-2017.03

      JSPS Research Fellow (DC1) from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Awards

Inoue Research Award for Young Scientists 2018 (2018.12): Inoue Foundation for Science, Tokyo, Japan

Encouragement Award (2015.11):  The Coleopterological Society of Japan, Tsukuba, Japan.

1st Class Honor (2014.03):  Master's course, Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences, Fukuoka, Kyushu University, Japan. 

Publications

 

53. Liu, Y., Tihelka, E., Yamamoto, S., Yin, Z., Huang, D., Tian, L.*, Cai, C.* (2020, in press) The first fossil record of the rove beetle subfamily Protopselaphinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. Cretaceous Research, XX: 104416. (doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2020.104416).

 

52. Yamamoto, S. (2020, in press) The extant telephone-pole beetle genus Micromalthus discovered in mid-Cretaceous amber from northern Myanmar (Coleoptera: Archostemata: Micromalthidae). Historical Biology, XX(X): XX–XX. (doi: 10.1080/08912963.2019.1670174).

 

51. Yamamoto, S., Newton, A.F. (2020, in press) First record of the flat rove beetle genus Eupiestus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Piestinae) from Thailand. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 74(1): XX–XX. (doi: XX).

 

50. Liu Z., Tihelka, E., McElrath, T., Yamamoto, S., Ślipiński, A., Wang, B., Ren, D., Pang, H. (2020) New minute clubbed beetles (Coleoptera, Monotomidae, Lenacini) from mid-Cretaceous amber of northern Myanmar. Cretaceous Research, 107: 104255. (doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2019.104255).

 

49. Fikáček, M., Beutel, R.G., Cai, C., Lawrence, J.F., Newton, A.F., Solodovnikov, A., Ślipiński, A., Thayer, M.K., Yamamoto, S. (2020) Reliable placement of beetle fossils via phylogenetic analyses – Triassic Leehermania as a case study (Staphylinidae or Myxophaga?). Systematic Entomology, 45(1): 175–187. (doi: 10.1111/syen.12386). [Featured in “Smithsonian Magazine”, “ScienceDaily”, etc.]

 

48. Hirano, T., Asato, K., Yamamoto, S., Takahashi, Y., Chiba, S. (2019) Cretaceous amber fossils highlight the evolutionary history and morphological conservatism of land snails. Scientific Reports, 9: 15886. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-51840-3).

 

47. Żyła, D., Yamamoto, S., Jenkins Shaw, J. (2019) Total-evidence approach reveals an extinct lineage of Paederinae rove beetles from the Cretaceous Burmese amber. Palaeontology, 62(6): 935–949. (doi: 10.1111/pala.12435).

 

46. Jałoszyński, P., Yamamoto, S. (2019) †Rovnoleptochromus balticus sp. nov., a new Upper Eocene ant-like stone beetle. Annales Zoologici, 69(3): 535–540. (doi: 10.3161/00034541ANZ2019.69.3.0xx). [Cover photo]

 

45. Brunke, J.A., Żyła, D., Yamamoto, S., Solodovnikov, A. (2019) Baltic amber Staphylinini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae): a rove beetle fauna on the eve of our modern climate. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 187(1): 166–197. (doi: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlz021).

 

44. Shavrin, A., Yamamoto, S. (2019) Unexpected palaeodiversity of omaliine rove beetles in Eocene Baltic amber (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Omaliinae). ZooKeys, 863: 35–83. (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.863.34662).

 

43. Yamamoto, S., Caron, E., Bortoluzzi, S. (2019) Propiestus archaicus, the first Mesozoic amber inclusion of piestine rove beetles and its evolutionary and biogeographical significance (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Piestinae). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 17(15): 1037–1050. (doi: 10.1080/14772019.2018.1517282). [Featured in “Forbes”, etc.]

 

42. Yamamoto, S., Takahashi, Y. (2019) First and oldest Leptochirini rove beetles illuminate diverse cephalic structures in the Cretaceous (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Osoriinae). Systematic Entomology, 44(3): 588–611. (doi: 10.1111/syen.12342).

 

41. Yamamoto, S. (2019) Fossil evidence of elytra reduction in ship-timber beetles. Scientific Reports, 9: 4938. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-41310-1).

 

40. Cai, C., Lawrence, J.F., Yamamoto, S., Leschen, R.A.B., Newton, A.F., Ślipiński, A., Yin, Z., Huang, D., Engel, M.S. (2019) Basal polyphagan beetles in mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar: biogeographic implications and long-term morphological stasis. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 286: 20182175. (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.2175).

 

39. Kypke, J., Solodovnikov, A., Brunke, A.J., Yamamoto, S., Żyła, D. (2019) The past and the present through phylogenetic analysis: the rove beetle tribe Othiini now and 99 Ma. Systematic Entomology, 44(1): 1–18. (doi: 10.1111/syen.12305).

 

38. Nakamine, H., Yamamoto, S. (2018) A new genus and species of thorny lacewing (Neuroptera: Rhachiberothidae) from Upper Cretaceous Kuji amber, northeastern Japan. ZooKeys, 802: 109–120. (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.802.28754)  [Featured in “NHK News”, “The Yomiuri Shimbun”, “The Asahi Shimbun”, “Kyodo News”, “The Nihon Keizai Shinbun”, “The Mainichi Shimbun”, “The Sankei Shimbun”, “The Tokyo Shimbun”, etc.

 

37. Jałoszyński, P., Brunke, A.J., Yamamoto, S., Takahashi, Y. (2018) Evolution of Mastigitae: Mesozoic and Cenozoic fossils crucial for reclassification of extant tribes (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 184(3): 623–652. (doi: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zly010). Download

 

36. Yamamoto, S., Grebennikov, V.V., Takahashi, Y. (2018) Kekveus jason gen. et sp. nov. from Cretaceous Burmese amber, the first extinct genus and the oldest named featherwing beetle (Coleoptera: Ptiliidae: Discheramocephalini). Cretaceous Research, 90: 412–418. (doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2018.05.016). Press release  [Featured in “Newsweek”, “Smithsonian Magazine”, “Gizmodo”, “ScienceDaily”, etc.]

  

35. Makranczy G, Yamamoto, S., Engel M.S. (2018) Description of a Cretaceous amber fossil putatively of the tribe Coprophilini (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Oxytelinae). ZooKeys, 782: 81–94. (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.782.27733).

 

34. Yamamoto, S., Takahashi, Y. (2018) First discovery of Coloninae fossil in Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera, Staphylinoidea, Leiodidae). PalZ – Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 92(2): 195–201. (doi: 10.1007/s1254). ONLINE

 

33. Yamada, K., Yamamoto, S., Takahashi, Y. (2018) Aphrastomedes anthocoroides, a remarkable new cimicomorphan genus and species (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) from Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber. Cretaceous Research, 84: 442–450. (doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2017.12.007).

 

32. Yamamoto, S., Maruyama, M. (2018) Phylogeny of the rove beetle tribe Gymnusini sensu n. (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae): Implications for the early branching events of the subfamily. Systematic Entomology, 43(1): 183–199. (doi: 10.1111/syen.12267).

 

31. Yamamoto, S., Maruyama, M., Parker, J. (2017) Evidence from amber for the origins of  termitophily. Current Biology, 27(16): R792–R794. (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.06.078).

 

30. Jałoszyński, P., Yamamoto, S., Takahashi, Y. (2017) Discovery of a new Mesozoic species of the ancient genus Lepicerus (Coleoptera: Myxophaga: Lepiceridae), with implications for the systematic placement of all previously described extinct 'lepiceroids'. Cretaceous Research, 78: 95–102. (doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2017.06.001).

 

29. Takahashi, Y., Sutou, M., Yamamoto, S. (2017) The compression mating fossil of sciarid fly (Diptera: Sciaridae) from Shiobara, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. Paleontological Research, 21(3): 1–5. (doi: 10.2517/2016PR031)  [Cover photo]

 

28. Yamamoto, S., Jäch, M.A., Takahashi, Y. (2017) Discovery of the first hydraenid beetle in amber, with description of a new genus and species (Coleoptera: Staphylinoidea: Hydraenidae). Cretaceous Research, 78: 27–33. (doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2017.05.015)

 

27. Saito, K., Nomura, S., Yamamoto, S., Niiyama, R., Okabe, Y. (2017) Investigation of hindwing folding in ladybird beetles by artificial elytron transplantation and microcomputed tomography. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(22): 5624–5628. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1620612114). 

[Cover photo] [Featured in “NHK News”, “The Yomiuri Shimbun”, “The Asahi Shimbun”, “Kyodo News”, “The Nihon Keizai Shinbun”, “The Mainichi Shimbun”, “The Sankei Shimbun”, “The Tokyo Shimbun”, “USA TODAY”, “New York Times” etc., and selected in PNAS Highlights]  [The most read PNAS article during May 2017]

 

26. Yamamoto, S. (2017) A new genus of Brochocoleini beetle in Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera: Archostemata: Ommatidae). Cretaceous Research, 76: 34–39.  (doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2017.04.008)

 

25. Żyła, D., Yamamoto, S., Wolf-Schwenninger, K., Solodovnikov, A. (2017) Cretaceous origin of the unique prey-capture apparatus in mega-diverse genus: stem lineage of Steninae rove beetles discovered in Burmese amber. Scientific Reports, 7: 45904. (doi: 10.1038/srep45904)

 

24. Onodera, K., Tokuda, S., Hirano, Y., Yamamoto, S. (2017) Vertical distribution of saproxylic beetles within snag trunks retained in plantation forests. Journal of Insect Conservation, 21(1): 7–14. (doi: 10.1007/s10841-016-9947-x).

 

23. Yamamoto, S. (2017) Discovery of the oxyporine rove beetle in the Mesozoic amber and its evolutionary implications for mycophagy (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Cretaceous Research, 74: 198–204. (doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2017.02.018).

 

22. Yamamoto, S., Takahashi, Y., Parker, J. (2017) Evolutionary stasis in enigmatic jacobsoniid beetles. Gondwana Research, 45: 275–281. (doi: 10.1016/j.gr.2016.12.008).

 

21. Jałoszyński, P., Yamamoto, S., Takahashi, Y. (2017) A new extinct genus of Glandulariini with two species from Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae). Cretaceous Research, 72: 142–150. Online First. (doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2016.12.021).

 

20. Yamamoto, S., Maruyama, M. (2017) A new genus and species of the rove beetle tribe Mesoporini from Baltic amber (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Historical Biology, 29(2): 203–207.(doi: 10.1080/08912963.2016.1144750).

 

19. Yamamoto, S., Maruyama, M., Parker, J. (2016) Evidence for social parasitism of early insect societies by Cretaceous rove beetles. Nature Communications, 7: 13658.  (doi: 10.1038/ncomms13658).

 

18. Yamamoto, S., Takahashi, Y. (2016) Coproporus electron sp. nov., the first tachyporine rove beetle in Dominican amber (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae). PalZPaläontologische Zeitschrift, 90(3): 629–635.  (doi: 10.1007/s12542-016-0315-7).

 

17. Yamamoto, S. (2016) The oldest tachyporine rove beetle in amber (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae): A new genus and species from Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber. Cretaceous Research, 65: 163–171. (doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2016.05.001).

 

16. Jałoszyński, P., Yamamoto, S., Takahashi, Y. (2016) Scydmobisetia gen. nov., the first definite Glandulariini from Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae). Cretaceous Research, 65: 59–67. (doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2016.04.011).

 

15. Yamamoto, S., Maruyama, M. (2016) Revision of the subgenus Aleochara Gravenhorst of the parasitoid rove beetle genus Aleochara Gravenhorst of Japan (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Zootaxa, 4101(1): 1–68. (doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4101.1.1).

 

14. Yamamoto, S., Solodovnikov, A. (2016) The first fossil Megalopsidiinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber and its potential for understanding basal relationships of rove beetles. Cretaceous Research, 59: 140–146. (doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2015.10.024).

 

13. Yamamoto, S. (2016) The first fossil of dasycerine rove beetle (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber: Phylogenetic implications for the omaliine group subfamilies. Cretaceous Research, 58: 63–68. (doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2015.09.022).

 

12. Yamamoto, S., Maruyama, M. (2016) Revision of the subgenus Tinotus Sharp, stat. n., of the parasitoid rove-beetle genus Aleochara Gravenhorst (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae) from Japan, Taiwan, and the Russian Far East. ZooKeys, 559: 81–106. (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.559.6755).

 

11. Yamamoto, S., Maruyama, M. (2015) Morphology-based phylogeny of the coastal rove-beetle subgenera Emplenota Casey and Triochara Bernhauer of the genus Aleochara Gravenhorst (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Insect Systematics & Evolution, 46(4): 379–391. (doi: 10.1163/1876312X-45042123).  [Cover photo]

 

10. Maruyama, M., Yamamoto, S., Eldredge, T. K. (2014) Synopsis of the Japanese species of Aleocharinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), with review of the type specimens I. Tribes Himalusini and Leucocraspedini. Zootaxa, 3887(3): 393–400. (doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3887.3.6).

 

9. Saito, K., Yamamoto, S., Maruyama, M., Okabe, Y. (2014) Asymmetric hindwing foldings in rove beetles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(46): 16349–16352. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1409468111).

[Featured in  “NHK News”, “The Yomiuri Shimbun”, “Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun”, “Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun”, “The Shizuoka Shimbun”, and selected in PNAS Featured Video]

 

8. Yamamoto, S., Ikeda, K., Kamitani, S. (2014) Species diversity and community structure of rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) attracted to dung of sika deer in coniferous forests of southwest Japan. Entomological Science, 17(1): 52–58. (doi: 10.1111/ens.12036).

 

7. Yamamoto, S., Maruyama, M. (2013) A peculiar new species of the genus Tetrasticta Kraatz (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae) from Peninsular Malaysia. ZooKeys, 336: 39–46. (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.336.5382).

 

6. Yamamoto, S. (2013) Taxonomic study on Sepedophilus wankowiczi (Pandellé, 1869) from Japan, with a note on its scientific name in the previous records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Tachyporinae). Japanese Journal of Systematic Entomology, 19(1): 57–63.

 

5. Shibata, Y., Maruyama, M., Hoshina, H.,* Kishimoto, T.,* Naomi, S.-I.,* Nomura, S.,* Puthz, V.,* Shimada, T.,* Watanabe, Y.,* Yamamoto, S.* (2013) Catalogue of Japanese Staphylinidae (Insecta: Coleoptera). Bulletin of the Kyushu University Museum, 11: 69–218. (In Japanese, with English title, summary, and introduction) [* alphabetically ordered authors]

 

4. Yamamoto, S., Maruyama, M. (2013) Revision of the subgenus Coprochara Mulsant & Rey of the genus Aleochara Gravenhorst from Japan (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Zootaxa, 3641(3): 201–222. (doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3641.3.1).

 

3. Yamamoto, S., Maruyama, M. (2012) Revision of the seashore-dwelling subgenera Emplenota Casey and Triochara Bernhauer (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: genus Aleochara) from Japan. Zootaxa, 3517: 1–52.  [Featured in “The Guardian”]

 

2. Yamamoto, S., Hosoishi, S. (2010) New records of a tropical fire ant, Solenopsis geminata (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), collected on a regular line ship “Ogasawara-maru”. Japanese Journal of Entomology (New Series), 13(3·4): 133–135. (In Japanese, with English title and summary)

 

1. Yamamoto, S., Maruyama, M. (2009) Description of Aleochara (Maseochara) hiranoi sp.n. from Japan (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Koleopterologische Rundschau, 79: 65–70.

 

 

 

Presentations

 

Oral presentation (English)

 

4. Fikáček, M., Beutel, R.G., Cai, C., Lawrence, J.F., Newton, A.F., Solodovnikov, A., Ślipiński, A., Thayer, M.K., Yamamoto, S. (2019) Testing the placement of beetle fossils via topology-constrained phylogenetic analyses. 9th Dresden Meeting on Insect Phylogeny. Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Dresden, Germany. (September 22th).

 

3. Yamamoto, S. (2018) Tachyporinae revisited: Phylogeny, evolution, and higher classification based on morphology (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). 2018 Entomological Society of America (ESA), Entomological Society of Canada (ESC), and Entomological Society of British Columbia (ESBC) Joint Annual Meeting. Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada. (November 13th).

 

2. Yamamoto, S. (2018) Tachyporinae revisited: phylogeny, redefinition and higher classification. 33rd International Meeting on Systematics and Biology of Staphylinidae. Zoological Museum (Natural History Museum of Denmark), Copenhagen, Denmark. (May 11th).

 

1. Kypke, J., Yamamoto, S., Brunke, A., Solodovnikov, Y.A., Zyla, D. (2017) The past and the present: The rove beetle tribe Othiini now and 99 million years ago. 2017 Entomological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting. Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO, USA. [0345] (November 5th).

 

Poster presentation (English)

 

1. Kypke, J.L., Yamamoto, S., Brunke, A., Solodovnikov, A., Żyła, D. (2017) The past & the present ― The rove beetle tribe Othiini now and 99 Mya. Evolution 2017. American Society of Naturalists, Society of Systematic Biologists, Society for the Study of Evolution. Portland, OR, USA. [P179] (June 24th).

 

Professional memberships

Coleopterological Society of Japan

Entomological Society of Japan

Japanese Society of Systematic Entomology

Staphylinidological Society of Japan

The Coleopterists Society

 

 

Referee experience

Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae

Acta Oecologica

Acta Zoologica Bulgarica

Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology (*2)

Austral Entomology

Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

Cladistics

Comptes Rendus Palevol

Coleopterists Bulletin (*2)

Cretaceous Research (*11)

Entomological Science (*3)

Fossil Record

Fragmenta Faunistica

Insect Conservation and Diversity

Journal of Systematic Palaeontology

Medical Entomology and Zoology

Palaeoentomology (*4)

Papers in Palaeontology

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (*2)

Systematic Entomology

Zootaxa (*5)