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SPECIES Manis (Manis) pentadactyla

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 36.
Common Name:Chinese Pangolin
Type Locality:Taiwan.
Distribution:E Nepal; NE India; E Bangladesh; Burma; Thailand; N Cambodia; N Laos; N Vietnam; C and S China, including Hainan Isl; Taiwan.
Status:CITES Appendix II; IUCN Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Subgenus Manis. Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951:214) recognized three subspecies. Zhang and Shi (1991) analyzed mtDNA in two scale color morphs and concluded they could represent two taxa but Su-Bing et al (1994) concluded from protein polymorphisms that the two morphs were indistinguishable.
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SUBSPECIES pentadactyla

SUBSPECIES auritus

SUBSPECIES pusilla

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