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Pangolin vs. Anteater — What's the Difference?

Pangolin vs. Anteater — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Pangolin and Anteater

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Pangolin

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

Anteater is a common name for the four extant mammal species of the suborder Vermilingua (meaning "worm tongue") commonly known for eating ants and termites. The individual species have other names in English and other languages.
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Pangolin

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.
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Anteater

Any of several Central and South American mammals of the suborder Vermilingua that lack teeth and feed on ants and termites, especially the giant anteater.
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Pangolin

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. Also called scaly anteater.
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Anteater

Any of several other animals, including the echidna, aardvark, and pangolin, that feed on ants.
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Pangolin

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.
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Anteater

Any of several animals of South and Central America, in suborder Vermilingua, which are noted for eating ants and termites which they catch with their long sticky tongues.
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Pangolin

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.
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Anteater

Any of some other not closely related species that feed with ants, including pangolin (scaly anteater), echidna (spiny anteater), aardvark and numbat (banded anteater).
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Pangolin

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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Anteater

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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Anteater

Any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites
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Anteater

Nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata
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Anteater

Small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct
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Anteater

New Guinea echidnas
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Anteater

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