What is another word for pangolin?

Pronunciation: [pˈaŋɡəlˌɪn] (IPA)

Pangolin is an unusual-looking mammal that is covered in scales, but these creatures have a variety of synonyms depending on which part of the world you are in. In Africa, they are often referred to as scaly anteaters or Cape anteaters, while in Asia, they are commonly called "scales" or "scaly mammals" due to their unique protective armor of keratin scales. Other names for the pangolin include the artichoke of the forest, the long-tailed anteater, and the spiny anteater. All of these names refer to the same enigmatic creature that is unfortunately endangered due to habitat loss and poaching for their scales, which are used in traditional medicines.

Synonyms for Pangolin:

What are the hypernyms for Pangolin?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    mammal, vertebrate, scale-covered animal.

Usage examples for Pangolin

Of these we have only one genus in India; Manis, the pangolin or scaly ant-eater, species of which are found in Africa as well as Asia.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon"
Robert A. Sterndale

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