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Laotian Giant Flying Squirrel
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Information
Range Laos
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Sciuridae
Genus Biswamoyopterus
Species Biswamoyopterus laoensis

The Laotian giant flying squirrel, (Biswamoyopterus laoensis), is a new species of flying squirrel endemic to Laos. It was the second member in the genus Biswamoyopterus. First collected (September 2012) in Thongnami market, Ban Thongnami, Pak Kading District, Bolikhamxai Province.

Description

The Laotian Giant Flying Squirrel has reddish, grizzled fur with white above. Its crown is pale grey, its patagium is orangish and its underparts are white.

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