This is a type of anteater, covered in an armor of horny scales. When attacked, they roll themselves up, and raise their sharp-edged scales. They are hunted for their meat.
KeywordsMammalia, mammals, Edentata, Pangolin, Chinese pangolin, scaley anteater, Manis pentadactyla
Worthington Hooker, Natural History (New York:Harper & Brothers, 1882) 74