The Large Interesting Bony Armoured Skin of an African Giant Pangolin

The Large Interesting Bony Armoured Skin of an African Giant Pangolin

1800 to 1900 India

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The Large Interesting Bony Armoured Skin of an African Giant Pangolin
‘Manis Gigantea’
19th Century

Size: 84.5cm long, 55 cm wide (max) – 33¼ ins long, 21¾ ins wide (max)
Similar in shape to armadillos and anteaters, pangolins are covered in overlapping scales which act as armour and camouflage. The scales are movable and sharp edged and are probably developed from modified hairs like the horn of rhinoceros. Pangolin’s lack teeth and use their tongue, which can be extended as far as 40 cm (16 inches), to gather ants and termites.

Dimensions
Height 84.50 cm (33.27 inches)
Width 55.00 cm (21.65 inches)
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