Pangolin (Pholidota) [Critically Endangered]


Scientific name: Pholidota

Higher classification: Ferae,

Rank: Order,

Kingdom: Animalia,

Phylum: Chordata,

Class: Mammalia,

unranked: Ferae,

Order: Pholidota

Family: Manidae

Genera: Manis, Phataginus, Smutsia,

Type: Mammal,

Diet: Carnivorous

Size: Average 30 to 100 centimetres (12 to 39 in), Females are generally smaller than males,

Weight: recorded! Long-tailed pangolins are the smallest, weighing around 2-3 kg (about 4-6 pounds),

Lifespan: twenty years in the wild,

** Pangolins (also referred to as scaly anteaters or trenggiling) are mammals of the order Pholidota. The one extant family, Manidae, has three genera: Manis, which comprises four species living in Asia, Phataginus, which comprises two species living in Africa, and Smutsia, which comprises two species also living in Africa.[1] These species range in size from 30 to 100 centimetres (12 to 39 in). A number of extinct pangolin species are also known. The name pangolin comes from the Malay word “pengguling”, meaning “something that rolls up”. It is found in tropical regions throughout Africa and Asia.

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