Manidae


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Related to Manidae: order Pholidota, Pholidota

Manidae

[′man·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The pangolins, a family of mammals comprising the order Pholidota.
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The extinct Patriomanis for the extant pangolin (Manis); Emry (1970) noted that the Oligocene Patriomanis is the first known member of the Manidae and described it as intermediate in many respects between the probable (more distant) manid ancestor Palaenodon and the modern genus.