Scaly ant-eater

Related to Scaly ant-eater: spiny anteater
(Zool.) the pangolin.

See also: Scaly

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
We saw many small animals, such as porcupines, a scaly ant-eater, and a wild pig, piebald in color and with long curved tusks.
Cetacea (whales) and Edentata (armadilloes, scaly ant-eaters, &c.), that these are likewise the most abnormal in their teeth.
The Scaly ant-eater (Manis crassicaudata) is an "Endangered" insectivore lacking vital ecological studies in the Asian region.
The Scaly ant-eater showed a phyto-association with Lantana camara, and Punica granatum for making its permanent burrows, and Dalbergia sissoo and Acacia modesta tree species for obtaining its insect food.
The Scaly ant-eater (Manis crassicaudata) is one of the four extant pangolin species found in Asia (IUCN, 2008).
The Scaly ant-eater naturally occurs in low population densities and prefers forested environments (Gaudin et al., 2006).
Study Design: In the start of the current study, surveillance surveys were conducted on a double Cabin motor vehicle, four wheel drive (average speed 10-30 Km/h) in natural, wild areas of the park to explore potential habitat of the Scaly ant-eater (Manis crassicaudata).
Distribution: The distribution of the Scaly ant-eater in the Margalla Hills National Park was determined thorough surveys of the park on motor vehicle at slow speed, by walking along different trails, and also through questionnaire survey from local residents.
Abundance estimates: The abundance of Scaly ant-eater in the park was estimated by using indirect method of counts of its permanent, active living burrows.
Vegetation analysis: Vegetation in the park at selected sites was analyzed by quantifying tree, shrub and herb species and analyzing an association between specific vegetation type and the activity of the Scaly ant-eater. Tree species were quantified by "Point-Centered- Quarter" method (Cottom and Cartis, 1956) while shrubs and herbs species by "Quadrate Method" (Emlen, 1956; Schemnitz, 1980).
Pangolins are known as scaly ant-eaters, thanks to their body armour of scales and their preferred diet of ants.
Pangolins are known as scaly ant-eaters, thanks to their body armor of scales and their preferred diet of ants.