Necromanis

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Necromanis
Temporal range: Oligocene-Miocene
Necromanis franconica.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Pholidota
Superfamily: Manoidea
Family: incertae sedis
Genus: Necromanis
Filhol, 1893
Type species
Lutra franconica
Quenstedt, 1886
Species
  • N. franconica (Quenstedt, 1886)
  • N. quercyi Filhol, 1893
  • N. parva Koenigswald, 1969
Synonyms
  • Leptomanis Filhol, 1893
  • Necrodasypus Filhol, 1893
  • Teutomanis Ameghino, 1905
  • Galliaetatus Ameghino, 1905

Necromanis (literally "dead pangolin") is an extinct genus of pangolin from the Oligocene and Miocene of France. It was originally placed within Manidae, but was eventually removed from it as more fossil pholidotids from outside that family were found and studied more extensively (i.e., with the discovery and study of Eomanis and Patriomanis). Currently, Necromanis is placed as incertae sedis within the pholidotid superfamily Manoidea, together with the families Manidae and Patriomanidae.