order Pholidota


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Noun1.order Pholidota - pangolins; in some former classifications included in the order Edentata
animal order - the order of animals
Eutheria, subclass Eutheria - all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
family Manidae, Manidae - coextensive with the order Pholidota
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A pangolin is a mammal of the order Pholidota. Pangolins have large keratin scales covering their skin and are the only mammals with this adaptation.
A pangolin is any of several long-tailed, scale-covered mammals of the order Pholidota of tropical Africa and Asia, having a long snout and a sticky tongue for catching and eating ants and termites.