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Manis pentadactyla pentadactyla

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Pangolins are most likely to be the only existent mammals lacking teeth. They consume ants and termites using their long, sticky tongue. A scutum in their stomach grinds the chitinous exoskeleton of the insects. To support the pulverising capabilities of the stomach, small stones are also swallowed. Pangolins are good climbers and swimmers. Status according to Red List: endangered

Classification:

Order: Pangolins, family: Manidae

Diet:

Predominantly termites and ants, occasionally also bee larvae and worms

Habitat:

Evergreen and bamboo forests, predominantly in the lowlands; individuals found in Taiwan at elevations as high as 2,000 m

Reproduction:

Mating all year round; gestation period: ca. 140–150 days, mostly 1, occasionally 2 offspring; weaning: ca. 3 months; sexually mature at 12 months; maximum age: 11 years and over

Status according to Red List/ distribution area

Critically endangered (CR)

Status according to Red List:Critically endangered (CR)

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