This note details the murid specimens collected in 1997, 1998 and 1999 as the result of surveys of 3 sites in Xe Piane and of 11 sites in Khammouan Limestone NBCA, Lao PDR. Cranial and mandibular remains were obtained from raptor pellets collected from caves, hunters and carnivore droppings. Remains of 287 individuals of 13 species of Muridae were identified; three species from Xe Piane NBCA and 13 species from Khammouan Limestone NBCA. Two species Mus shortridgei and Rattus argentiventer had not previously been recorded from Lao PDR. Remains attributable to two additional genera were also found.
Copyright 2004, Walter de Gruyter