TAXONOMY

Manis javanica Desmarest, 1822, Java, Indonesia.

OTHER COMMON NAMES

French: Pangolin javanais; Spanish: Pangolín malayo.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Mayalan pangolins have a head and physique size of 1.6–2.zero ft (50–60 cm) and a tail size of 1.6–2.6 ft (50–80 cm). Their weight is unknown. They have amber-yellow to blackish brown scales, with whitish pores and skin and wonderful, mild hairs on the base of the physique scales. The species possesses small, undeveloped, exterior ears and a scale-clad tail.

DISTRIBUTION

Myanmar, Thailand, Indochina, Malay Peninsula and lots of small close by islands, Sumatra and Nias and Pagai islands to west, Bangka and Belitung islands, Java, Bali, Borneo, Palawan and Culion islands (Philippines), and Lombok.

HABITAT

This species prefers sandy open nation.

BEHAVIOR

Malayan pangolins are nocturnal, and are predominantely ter- restrial but additionally like to climb. During the day they sleep, usually curled up in forked branches, in ferns, or in different vegetation rising on timber. They transfer with agility each on the bottom and in timber. They are additionally in a position to grasp by the tip of their tail.

FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET

Some zoologists report that they eat largely termites, whereas others say that their major food is ants and their pupae.

REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY

Their gestation interval is unknown. Females give start to 1–2 younger at a time. Weight at start is unknown. Weaning, ####ual maturity, and life span are unknown.

CONSERVATION STATUS

Lower Risk/Near Threatened.

SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS

They are hunted for meat.


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