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Pangolins MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Pangolins
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.150.900.649.313.976
Unique ID
D000086642
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000086642
Annotation
do not confuse entry term SCALY ANTEATERS with ANTEATERS see VERMILINGUA
Scope Note
Solitary, chiefly burrowing and nocturnal mammals of the order Pholidota. They have bodies, tails and heads encased in sharp scales, which protect them when rolled up into a ball when threatened. Also called scaly anteaters, pangolins are myrmecophagous mainly eating ants and termites and are distributed in the warmer parts of the Asia and the Africa continents. Chinese pangolins are a potential intermediate DISEASE RESERVOIR of COVID-19 virus, SARS-CoV-2.
Entry Term(s)
Chinese Pangolin
Manidae
Manis
Manis pentadactyla
Phataginus
Pholidota
Scaly Anteaters
Smutsia
Registry Number
txid9971
Related Numbers
txid143292
txid2736677
txid2736678
txid9972
txid9973
Public MeSH Note
2021
History Note
2021
Date Established
2021/01/01
Date of Entry
2020/07/07
Revision Date
2021/07/02
Pangolins Preferred
Manis Narrower
Manis pentadactyla Narrower
Phataginus Narrower
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