Manis

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Manis
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Pholidota
Family: Manidae
Genus: Manis
Linnaeus, 1758
Synonyms
  • Pholidotus Brisson, 1762 or Storr, 1780
  • Quaggelo Frisch, 1775
  • Pangolinus Rafinesque, 1821
  • Pangolin Gray, 1873
  • Paramanis Pocock, 1924
  • Phatages Sundevall, 1843

Manis is a genus of pangolins.[1]

Species[edit]

Known fossil species:

Extant species:[2]

Taxonomy[edit]

The genus has had many names.[3][4]

  • Pholidotus Brisson, 1762 or Storr, 1780
  • Quaggelo Frisch, 1775
  • Pangolinus Rafinesque, 1821
  • Pangolin Gray, 1873
  • Paramanis Pocock, 1924
  • Phatages Sundevall, 1843

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schlitter, D.A. (2005). "Order Pholidota". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 530–531. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ "Manis". Catalogue of Life. ITIS. Species 2000.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ Palmer, Theodore Sherman (1904). Index Generum Mammalium: A List of the Genera and Families of Mammals. U.S. Government Printing Office.
  4. ^ "Taxonomic history of the genus Manis". Mikko's Phylogeny Archive. Retrieved 2019-09-18.