HOME
The Info List - Laotian Giant Flying Squirrel





The Laotian giant flying squirrel
Laotian giant flying squirrel
( Biswamoyopterus
Biswamoyopterus
laoensis) is an arboreal, flying squirrel endemic to Laos. It was the second described member in the genus Biswamoyopterus, after being first collected in September 2012 by scientists researching the animal corpses in the semi-legal Thongnami bushmeat market, Ban Thongnami, Pakkading District, Bolikhamxai Province. Description[edit] B. laoensis has reddish, grizzled fur with white above. Its crown is pale grey, its patagium is orangish and its underparts are white. B. laoensis has the greatest length in the squirrel family, with a body length of 0.46 m and a tail length of 0.62 m, for a total length of 1.08 m, along with a mass of 1.8 kg.[2][3] This is slightly larger than the one other Biswamoyopterus
Biswamoyopterus
species, B. biswasi, known from a single sample found in India in 1981. References[edit]

^ Sanamxay, Daosavanh. "Rediscovery of Biswamoyopterus
Biswamoyopterus
(Mammalia: Rodentia: Sciuridae: Pteromyini) in Asia, with the description of a new species from Lao PDR". Zootaxa. Magnolia Press. 3686 (4): 471–481. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3686.4.5. ISSN 1175-5334.  ^ Prostak, Sergio (2013-09-06). " Biswamoyopterus
Biswamoyopterus
laoensis: New Species of Flying Squirrel from Laos". Sci-News. Retrieved 2016-08-12.  ^ Kimbrough, Liz (2013-08-06). "Scientists discover new flying mammal in bushmeat market". Mongabay. Retrieved 2016-08-12. 

v t e

Extant species of family Sciuridae
Sciuridae
(subfamily Sciurinae, Pteromyini (Flying squirrels) tribe)

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Rodentia Suborder: Sciuromorpha

Eoglaucomys

Kashmir flying squirrel
Kashmir flying squirrel
(Eoglaucomys fimbriatus)

Glaucomys (New World flying squirrels)

Southern flying squirrel
Southern flying squirrel
(Glaucomys volans) Northern flying squirrel
Northern flying squirrel
(Glaucomys sabrinus) Humboldt's flying squirrel
Humboldt's flying squirrel
(Glaucomys oregonensis)

Hylopetes

Particolored flying squirrel
Particolored flying squirrel
( Hylopetes
Hylopetes
alboniger) Afghan flying squirrel
Afghan flying squirrel
( Hylopetes
Hylopetes
baberi) Bartel's flying squirrel
Bartel's flying squirrel
( Hylopetes
Hylopetes
bartelsi) Gray-cheeked flying squirrel
Gray-cheeked flying squirrel
( Hylopetes
Hylopetes
lepidus) Palawan flying squirrel
Palawan flying squirrel
( Hylopetes
Hylopetes
nigripes) Indochinese flying squirrel
Indochinese flying squirrel
( Hylopetes
Hylopetes
phayrei) Jentink's flying squirrel
Jentink's flying squirrel
( Hylopetes
Hylopetes
platyurus) Sipora flying squirrel
Sipora flying squirrel
( Hylopetes
Hylopetes
sipora) Red-cheeked flying squirrel
Red-cheeked flying squirrel
( Hylopetes
Hylopetes
spadiceus) Sumatran flying squirrel
Sumatran flying squirrel
( Hylopetes
Hylopetes
winstoni)

Iomys

Javanese flying squirrel
Javanese flying squirrel
( Iomys
Iomys
horsfieldi) Mentawi flying squirrel
Mentawi flying squirrel
( Iomys
Iomys
sipora)

Petaurillus (Pygmy flying squirrels)

Lesser pygmy flying squirrel
Lesser pygmy flying squirrel
(Petaurillus emiliae) Hose's pygmy flying squirrel
Hose's pygmy flying squirrel
(Petaurillus hosei) Selangor pygmy flying squirrel
Selangor pygmy flying squirrel
(Petaurillus kinlochii)

Petinomys

Basilan flying squirrel
Basilan flying squirrel
( Petinomys
Petinomys
crinitus) Whiskered flying squirrel
Whiskered flying squirrel
( Petinomys
Petinomys
genibarbis) Hagen's flying squirrel
Hagen's flying squirrel
( Petinomys
Petinomys
hageni) Siberut flying squirrel
Siberut flying squirrel
( Petinomys
Petinomys
lugens) Arrow flying squirrel
Arrow flying squirrel
( Petinomys
Petinomys
sagitta) Temminck's flying squirrel
Temminck's flying squirrel
( Petinomys
Petinomys
setosus) Vordermann's flying squirrel
Vordermann's flying squirrel
( Petinomys
Petinomys
vordermanni) Travancore flying squirrel
Travancore flying squirrel
( Petinomys
Petinomys
fuscocapillus)

Aeretes

Groove-toothed flying squirrel
Groove-toothed flying squirrel
(Aeretes melanopterus)

Aeromys (Large black flying squirrels)

Black flying squirrel
Black flying squirrel
(Aeromys tephromelas) Thomas's flying squirrel
Thomas's flying squirrel
(Aeromys thomasi)

Belomys

Hairy-footed flying squirrel
Hairy-footed flying squirrel
(Belomys pearsonii)

Biswamoyopterus

Namdapha flying squirrel
Namdapha flying squirrel
( Biswamoyopterus
Biswamoyopterus
biswasi) Laotian giant flying squirrel
Laotian giant flying squirrel
( Biswamoyopterus
Biswamoyopterus
laoensis)

Eupetaurus

Woolly flying squirrel
Woolly flying squirrel
(Eupetaurus cinereus)

Petaurista

Red and white giant flying squirrel
Red and white giant flying squirrel
( Petaurista
Petaurista
alborufus) Spotted giant flying squirrel
Spotted giant flying squirrel
( Petaurista
Petaurista
elegans) Hodgson's giant flying squirrel
Hodgson's giant flying squirrel
( Petaurista
Petaurista
magnificus) Bhutan giant flying squirrel
Bhutan giant flying squirrel
( Petaurista
Petaurista
nobilis) Indian giant flying squirrel
Indian giant flying squirrel
( Petaurista
Petaurista
philippensis) Chinese giant flying squirrel
Chinese giant flying squirrel
( Petaurista
Petaurista
xanthotis) Japanese giant flying squirrel
Japanese giant flying squirrel
( Petaurista
Petaurista
leucogenys) Red giant flying squirrel
Red giant flying squirrel
( Petaurista
Petaurista
petaurista)

Pteromys (Old World flying squirrels)

Siberian flying squirrel
Siberian flying squirrel
(Pteromys volans) Japanese dwarf flying squirrel
Japanese dwarf flying squirrel
(Pteromys momonga)

Pteromyscus

Smoky flying squirrel
Smoky flying squirrel
(Pteromyscus pulverulentus)

Trogopterus

Complex-toothed flying squirrel
Complex-toothed flying squirrel
(Trogopterus xanthipes)

Category

Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q14828451 ITIS: 930360 IU

.