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Echidna vs. Pangolin

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Echidnanoun

Any of the species of small spined monotremes in family Tachyglossidae, the four extant species of which are found in Australia and southern New Guinea.

Pangolinnoun

The scaly anteater; any of several long-tailed, scale-covered mammals of the order Pholidota of tropical Africa and Asia, the sole extant genus of which is Manis.

Echidnanoun

A monster, half maid and half serpent.

Pangolinnoun

Any one of several species of Manis, Pholidotus, and related genera, found in Africa and Asia. They are covered with imbricated scales, and feed upon ants. Called also scaly ant-eater.

Echidnanoun

A genus of Monotremata found in Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea. They are toothless and covered with spines; - called also porcupine ant-eater, and Australian ant-eater.

Pangolinnoun

toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites

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Echidnanoun

New Guinea echidnas

Pangolinnoun

an African and Asian mammal that has a body covered with horny overlapping scales, a small head with an elongated snout, a long sticky tongue for catching ants and termites, and a tapering tail.

Echidnanoun

burrowing spine-covered monotreme of Australia having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites

Pangolin

Pangolins, sometimes known as scaly anteaters, are mammals of the order Pholidota (, from Ancient Greek ϕολιδωτός - ). The one extant family, the Manidae, has three genera: Manis, Phataginus, and Smutsia.

‘clad in scales’;

Echidnanoun

a spiny insectivorous egg-laying mammal with a long snout and claws, native to Australia and New Guinea.

Echidna

Echidnas (), sometimes known as spiny anteaters, belong to the family Tachyglossidae in the monotreme order of egg-laying mammals. The four extant species of echidnas and the platypus are the only living mammals that lay eggs and the only surviving members of the order Monotremata.

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