Philippine pangolin from Sunda pangolin distinguished
The Philippine pangolin was only recently described as a species distinct from the Sunda pangolin. It has the greatest number of scale rows across its back of all Asian pangolins.
It can be distinguihed from the Sunda pangolin by its smaller scales and s shorter head and body to tail length ratio.
Being one of the most trafficked mammals on earth, the pangolin is a critically endangered species in need of our protection.
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