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Chinese Pangolin, Manis pentadactyla by 中华人民共和国濒危物种进出口管理办公室 (Endangered Species Import and Export Management Office of the People's Republic of China) via EOL China Regional Center (cc-by-nc-sa)

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A pangolin also referred to as a scaly anteater or trenggiling is a mammal of the order Pholidota. The one extant family, Manidae, has one genus, Manis, which comprises eight species. A number of extinct species are known. A pangolin has large keratin scales covering its skin, and is the only known mammal with this adaptation. It is found naturally in tropical regions throughout Africa and Asia. The name, pangolin, comes from the Malay word, pengguling, meaning "something that rolls up".

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Chinese pangolin also referred to as a scaly anteater or trenggiling is a mammal of the order Pholidota. The one extant family, Manidae, has one genus, Manis, which comprises eight species. A number of extinct species are known. A pangolin has large keratin scales covering its skin, and is the only known mammal with this adaptation. It is found naturally in tropical regions throughout Africa and Asia. The name, pangolin, comes from the Malay word, pengguling, meaning "something that rolls…

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from Atlas Obscura

Meet the Pangolin, the Real World Pokemon You Didn't Know You Loved

Meet the Pangolin, the Real World Pokemon You Didn't Know You Loved | Atlas Obscura

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Pangolin: these guys are so cool. Cute but wearing armour. There are 8 subspecies found in China, India, south-east Asia and Africa, and range from threatened to critically endangered. This is due to the demand for its meat and skin.

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