PHOLIDOTA (pangolins and scaly anteaters)

The ordinal name means "scaly ones". Pangolins are covered with large epidermal scales, which are two-sided, symmetrical, flattened elevations of the skin. Some pangolins have a long prehensile tail and are arboreal, but others have a blunt tail and are fully terrestrial. Teeth are completely absent. Living pholidotes are confined to the Ethiopian and Oriental regions.

Family Manidae

Our collections do not contain specimens from the Pholidota.









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