Biswamoyopterus laoensis

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Taxonavigation: Sciuromorpha 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Superordo: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Euarchontoglires
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Sciuromorpha

Familia: Sciuridae
Subfamilia: Sciurinae
Tribus: Pteromyini
Genus: Biswamoyopterus
Species: Biswamoyopterus laoensis


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”.


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Laotian giant flying squirrel
ไทย: พญากระรอกบินลาว