A Victorian Specimen of a Southern African Temmincks Pangolin
A Victorian Specimen of a Southern African Temmincks Pangolin

A Victorian Specimen of a Southern African Temmincks Pangolin

1800 to 1900 South America

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A Victorian Specimen of a Southern African Temmincks Pangolin
19th Century

Size: 13cm high, 64cm long – 5 ins high, 25 ins long
See: Finch and Co catalogue no. 8, item no. 7, for another example of a Temmincks Pangolin
The Pangolins curious covering of bony overlapping scales acts as both body armour and as camouflage. The overlapping scales are moveable and hard edged and are probably developed from modified hairs like the horn of a Rhinoceros. Pangolins lack teeth, but have an extremely long protrusible tongue in an elongated head, which is used to catch its insect prey. Its food is ground down in a muscular horny surfaced stomach.
Stock Code
F095
Medium
Pangolin
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