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Pangolin also scaly anteater or Trenggiling, is a mammal of the order Pholidota. 

★ There is only one extant family (Manidae) and one genus (Manis) of pangolins, comprising eight species. 

★ There are also a number of extinct taxa. 
★ Pangolins have large keratin scales covering their skin and are the only mammals with this adaptation. 

★ They are found in tropical regions of Africa and Asia. 

★ The name "pangolin" derives from the Malay word pengguling ("something that rolls up").

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