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Published: 2021-07-29

An annotated checklist of the insectivores (Mammalia, Eulipotyphla) of Laos

Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab. 1, Saint Petersburg 199034, Russia.
distribution Galericidae mammals Soricidae Talpidae Southeast Asia taxonomy Mammalia

Abstract

An annotated checklist of the insectivorous mammals (order Eulipotyphla) of Laos is presented for the first time. The checklist is based on an extensive literature review and an examination of available museum specimens from world collections. Confirmed fauna of eulipotyphlans includes 11 species from 7 genera and 3 families. Additionally, several species which are known from neighbouring countries and could potentially occur in Laos are included in this checklist. According to these data, the Laotian fauna can include at least 23 species in 11 genera.

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How to Cite

ABRAMOV, A. V. (2021). An annotated checklist of the insectivores (Mammalia, Eulipotyphla) of Laos. Zootaxa, 5006(1), 13–25. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5006.1.5