- Biswamoyopterus laoensis Sanamxay, Douangboubpha, Bumrungsri, Xayavong, Xayaphet, Satasook & Bates, 2013: 473
Holotype: FES.MM.12.163 (Field No. DS20120925.11), adult ♀, skull extracted, dry skin, captured by a hunter, collected from the market by Daosavanh Sanamxay, Sysouphanh Xayavong, and Vilakhan Xayaphet on 25 September 2012.
Type locality: “Thongnami market, Ban (village) Thongnami, Pak Kading District, Bolikhamxai Province, Lao PDR, 18°10.302'N, 104°14.115'E. Its actual place of origin is not known. However, most of the ‘bush-meat’ sold in this market is sourced from two NBCAs (National Biodiversity Conservation Areas) namely Nam Kading NBCA, which is about 5 km Northeast of Thongnami and Khammouan Limestone NBCA, which is about 25 km Southeast of the village”.
Primary references edit
- Sanamxay, D., Douangboubpha, B., Bumrungsri, S., Xayavong, S., Xayaphet, V., Satasook, C. & Bates, P.J.J. 2013. Rediscovery of Biswamoyopterus (Mammalia: Rodentia: Sciuridae: Pteromyini) in Asia, with the description of a new species from Lao PDR. Zootaxa 3686(4): 471–481. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3686.4.5 Reference page.