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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laotian_rock_rat

The Laotian rock rat or kha-nyou sometimes called the "rat-squirrel", is a rodent species of the Khammouan region of Laos. The species was first described in a 2005 article by Paulina Jenkins and coauthors, who considered the animal to be so distinct from all living rodents, they placed it in a new family, Laonastidae.

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Dec 16, 2008 ... The Laotian rock rat, thought to be extinct 11 million years ago, was recently discovered by scientists in Laos. This is just 1 of over 1000 new species that...
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Oct 27, 2009 ... cute :3 from www.rinr.fsu.edu/rockrat/

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Jan 25, 2012 ... While city-dwellers might like to see the end of all rat kind, scientists in Asia are just as eager to bring them back to life. The Laotian rat was "rediscovered" in 2005 — on the chopping block...

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Nov 5, 2009 ... This species was first discovered for sale as meat at a market in Thakhek, Khammouan, in Laos in 1996, and was considered so unusual and distinct.

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Descriptions and articles about the Laotian Rock Rat, scientifically known as Laonastes aenigmamus in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Brief Summ...

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Taxonomic Notes: Originally placed in the family Laonastidae, this species is now assigned to the family Diatomyidae, which was previously represented only by species identified from the fossil record. It has been suggested that the genus might comprise multiple taxa, potentially species (Nicolas et al. 2012); if so, it is quite ...

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Dec 25, 2014 ... The Laotian Rock Rat Laonastes aenigmamus Jenkins, Kilpatrick, Robinson & Timmins, 2005 was originally discovered in Lao People's Democratic Republic in 2005. This species has been recognized as the sole surviving member of the otherwise extinct rodent family Diatomyidae. Laonastes ...

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Mar 10, 2006 ... When wandering through a hunter's market in Laos, Robert Timmins of the Wildlife Conservation Society happened upon a previously unknown rodent. Called kha-nyou by locals--or rock rat--the long-whiskered and furry-tailed rodent was reputed to favor certain limestone terrain. Western scientists named ...