Laotian rock rat

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Laotian rock rat
Temporal range: Recent
Laonastes aenigmamus - young male JP Hugot PLOS ONE.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Suborder: Hystricomorpha
Family: Diatomyidae
Genus: Laonastes
Jenkins, Kilpatrick, Robinson & Timmins, 2005
Species: L. aenigmamus
Binomial name
Laonastes aenigmamus
Jenkins, Kilpatrick, Robinson & Timmins, 2005

The Laotian rock rat or kha-nyou (Laonastes aenigmamus) is a rodent species of the Khammouan area of Laos, first named in 2005.