Mitsuru Kuramoto; Japanese herpetologist.
Hikarigaoka, Munakata, Japan. An all rounder in amphibian research. He has worked in Systematics, phylogeny, sperm morphology, cytology and many other fields. He is working in the Western Ghats in close association with Prof. Joshy S Hareesh and has described several new species of frogs from the Western Ghats.
- Mitsuru Kuramoto, S. Hareesh Joshy, Atsushi Kurabayashi & Masayuki Sumida, 2007: The Genus Fejervarya (Anura: Ranidae) in Central Western Ghats, India, with Descriptions of Four New Cryptic Species. Current Herpetology, 26(2): 81–105.
- Kuramoto, M. & S.H. Joshy. 2003: Two new species of the genus Philautus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from the Western Ghats, southwestern India. Current Herpetology. Kyoto 22: 51–60.
- Kuramoto, M. & C.-s. Wang. 1987. A new rhacophorid treefrog from Taiwan, with comparisons to Chirixalus eiffingeri (Anura, Rhacophoridae). Copeia, 1987: 931–942.
- Kuramoto, M. 1980: Mating calls of treefrogs (genus Hyla) in the Far East, with description of a new species from Korea. Copeia, 1980: 100–108.
- Ryuzaki, M.; Hasegawa, Y., Kuramoto, M. 2014: A new brown frog of the genus Rana from Japan (Anura: Ranidae) revealed by cytological and bioacoustic studies. Alytes, 42(2): 47-79. Full article (pdf). reference page