Manis paleojavanica

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Manis paleojavanica
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Pholidota
Family: Manidae
Genus: Manis
M. paleojavanica
Binomial name
Manis paleojavanica
Dubois, 1907

Manis paleojavanica, the Asian giant pangolin, is an extinct species of pangolin (genus Manis) native to Asia.[1]

In 1926, E. Dubois described the bones of M. paleojavanica discovered in Java. Later, Lord Medway excavated another set of bones at the Niah Caves in Malaysia. In 1960, D. A. Hoojier identified these bones as that of an extinct species. Using carbon dating, the Niah Caves bones were determined to be 42,000–47,000 years old.[2]


  1. ^ John C. Barentine (2016). Uncharted Constellations: Asterisms, Single-Source and Rebrands. Springer. p. 186. ISBN 978-3-319-27619-9.
  2. ^ Quentin Phillipps; Karen Phillipps (2016). Phillipps' Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo and Their Ecology: Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei, and Kalimantan. Princeton University Press. p. 153. ISBN 978-0-691-16941-5.