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AMNH # 222246; Pangolin rolled into a ball

Image #222246
Lang's note: Manis, male. Stanleyville, Congo Belge, Aug. 9, 1909.

The Congo Expedition brought 5,800 mammal specimens back to New York. Although Lang and Chapin were the only scientists on the expedition, the majority of specimens were actually caught and processed by their African assistants. Lang bought this pangolin (genus Manis) from an African man in Stanleyville. This anteater rolls into an armored ball as a defense against predators.

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