Vertebrate Zoology 61(3): 373-376, doi:
On the hair cuticle structure of the rodent Laonastes aenigmamus (Mammalia: Rodentia: Diatomyidae)
expand article infoClara Stefen
‡ Senckenberg Natural History Collections, Dresden, Germany
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The hair cuticula structure of guard hairs of Laonastes aenigmamus is briefl y described. On average the hairs are 17.13 mm long and 42.63 μm wide below the shield. The cuticle scales show smooth free edges and are crenate only at the tip of the hairs. Some parameters including height, width and area of scale are measured.
Hair cuticle structure, Laotian rock rat.