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".

The four African pangolin species seen in context with the four Asian species. Family Manidae (Pangolins) - Plate Volume 2 of the Handbook of the Mammals of the World

A sunda pangolin ( <em>Manis javanica</em> ). In 2014 the sunda pangolin was listed as critically endangered on the IUNC red list of endangered species.

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A sunda pangolin ( Manis javanica ). In 2014 the sunda pangolin was listed as critically endangered on the IUNC red list of endangered species.

Sunda Pangolin - World's most distinct mammals and amphibians mapped, BBC

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The Sunda pangolin (Manis javanica), also known as the Malayan or Javan…

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Up close pangolin scales.  They're made of chitin, like fingernails.  Pangolins have their own order and genus.

Up close pangolin scales. They're made of chitin, like fingernails. Pangolins have their own order and genus.

Sunda Pangolin carrying it's baby.

dig-image: “ A sunda pangolin carries its baby at a Bali zoo, Indonesia, Thursday, June The pangolin baby was born on May (Photo by Firdia Lisnawati/AP Photo) ”

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