Endemic Animals of Laos








Laotian giant flying squirrel
Laotian giant flying squirrel
The Laotian giant flying squirrel 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.
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Laotian giant flying squirrel
Roosevelt's muntjac
Roosevelt's muntjac
A single specimen of the Roosevelt's muntjac or Roosevelt's barking deer was presented to the Field Museum in 1929 following the Kelley-Roosevelts expedition organized by Theodore and Kermit Roosevelt. The specimen is slightly smaller than the common muntjac and DNA testing has shown it to be distinct from recently discovered muntjac species. It is a subspecies of Fea's muntjac, whose home range is mountains further northwest separated by lower ...
land. However, without further evidence, the exact position of Roosevelt's muntjac cannot be stated. Berlin Zoo supposedly held this species between 1961 and 1972 but it could have been an Indian muntjac subspecies annamensis.
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Roosevelt's muntjac
Buff-chested babbler
Buff-chested babbler
The buff-chested babbler is a species of bird in the Old World babbler family. It is found in south-eastern Asia from the eastern Himalayas to southern Laos.
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Buff-chested babbler
Bare-faced bulbul
Bare-faced bulbul
The bare-faced bulbul is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It was newly described from central Laos in 2009. It is one of the very few Asian songbirds with a bald face and is the first new species of bulbul to be described from Asia in almost a century.
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Bare-faced bulbul
Laos warty newt
Laos warty newt
The Laos warty newt, Laotriton laoensis, is a species of salamander in the family Salamandridae. It is found only in the Saysomboun Special Zone and Phou Kout District in Xiangkhouang Province, Laos. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and rivers. In 2014, it is classed as Endangered.
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Laos warty newt
Leptobrachium xanthops
Leptobrachium xanthops
Leptobrachium xanthops is a species of frogs in the family Megophryidae from southeastern Laos. It is known only from the Dak Cheung Plateau of Phou Ajol Mountain, Dak Cheung District, Sekong Province, Laos. It may also occur in adjacent areas of northwestern Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, as well as in Xe Sap National Protected Area, Laos, and Song Thanh Nature Reserve, Vietnam.
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Leptobrachium xanthops
Cyrtodactylus buchardi
Cyrtodactylus buchardi
Cyrtodactylus buchardi is a species of gecko, a lizard in the family Gekkonidae. The species is endemic to Laos.
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Cyrtodactylus buchardi
Cyrtodactylus thathomensis
Cyrtodactylus thathomensis
Cyrtodactylus thathomensis, also known as the Thathom bent-toed gecko, is a species of gecko endemic to Laos.
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Cyrtodactylus thathomensis
Laotian langur
Laotian langur
The Laotian langur or white-browed black langur is a species of primate in the family Cercopithecidae. It is endemic to Laos. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. Genetically the Indochinese black and Hatinh langurs are very close to the Laotian langur, and consequently it has been suggested they should be considered subspecies of it.
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Laotian langur
Long-eared gymnure
Long-eared gymnure
The long-eared gymnure is a eulipotyphlan that is found in Laos. This specific type of gymnure has long ears and a long skull compared to that of others. It is also recognized for its broad forefeet, stout claws, and naked hindfeet.
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Long-eared gymnure
Hipposideros rotalis
Hipposideros rotalis
Hipposideros rotalis, the Laotian leaf-nosed bat or Laotian roundleaf bat, is a species of bat from the family Rhinolophidae which is thought to be endemic to Laos . Only a small number of individuals have been recorded, however the population size is thought to be large as it has been found to cover a range of more than 20,000 km2.
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Hipposideros rotalis