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Pangolin vs. Armadillo

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Main Difference

The main difference between Pangolin and Armadillo is that the Pangolin is a order of mammals and Armadillo is a family of mammals.

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  • Pangolin (noun)

    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.

    "trenggiling|scaly anteater"

  • Armadillo (noun)

    Any of the burrowing mammals covered with bony, jointed, protective plates, order Cingulata, found in the Americas, especially in South America.

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  • Pangolin (noun)

    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.

  • Armadillo (noun)

    a nocturnal insectivorous mammal that has large claws for digging and a body covered in bony plates. Armadillos are native to Central and South America and one kind is spreading into the southern US.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Pangolin (noun)

    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.

  • Armadillo (noun)

    Any edentate animal if the family Dasypidæ, peculiar to America. The body and head are incased in an armor composed of small bony plates. The armadillos burrow in the earth, seldom going abroad except at night. When attacked, they curl up into a ball, presenting the armor on all sides. Their flesh is good food. There are several species, one of which (the peba) is found as far north as Texas. See Peba, Poyou, Tatouay.

Webster Dictionary
  • Pangolin (noun)

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

  • Armadillo (noun)

    burrowing chiefly nocturnal mammal with body covered with strong horny plates

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