Laonastes definition

A taxonomic genus within the family Diatomyidae — consisting of the single species of rodent, the Laotian rock rat.
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Origin of laonastes

  • From Ancient Greek λαο- (lao-, “stone”) (punning on Lao, from the place of its discovery) + νάστης (nastēs, “inhabitant”).

    From Wiktionary