Species Manis temminckii Smuts, 1832 (Ground pangolin)

Biological classification:
  • kingdom: Animalia
  • - phylum: Chordata
  • -- class: Mammalia
  • --- order: Pholidota
  • ---- family: Manidae
  • ----- species: Manis temminckii
Synonyms:
  • Smutsia temminckii
Characteristics:insectivore; body-length: 40-70cm; this animal is covered in very hard, brown scales, giving it a pine-cone like look; only the belly,face and insides of the strong legs are naked; it has a small head with a pointed snout; the tongue is very long (25 cm) and sticky making it perfect for ant and termite hunt;
Countries:

BW
Botswana
MZ
Mozambique
NA
Namibia
ZA
South Africa
ZW
Zimbabwe
Ecoregions:

AT0119
Maputaland coastal forest mosaic
AT0128
Southern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic
AT0702
Angolan Mopane woodlands
AT0717
Southern Africa bushveld
AT0719
Southern Miombo woodlands
AT0725
Zambezian and Mopane woodlands
AT0726
Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands
AT1309
Kalahari xeric savanna
Links:
References:Cillié 1997: 174
Source: wikimedia
Date: 2004-06-30
Place: Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Creator: Masteraah
Permission: Public Domain
Source: wikimedia
Date: 2004-06-30
Place: Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Creator: Masteraah
Permission: Public Domain

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