Basic info Taxonomic history Classification Relationships
Morphology Ecology and taphonomy External Literature Search Age range and collections

Manis (Smutsia) gigantea (giant pangolin)

Mammalia - Pholidota - Manidae

Taxonomy
Manis gigantea was named by Illiger (1811). It is extant.

It was recombined as Manis (Smutsia) gigantea by Rahm (1956).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

View classification of included taxa

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1811Manis gigantea Illiger
1956Manis (Smutsia) gigantea Rahm p. 531
2007Manis gigantea Botha and Gaudin p. 485

Is something missing? Join the Paleobiology Database and enter the data

RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
PholidotamorphaGaudin et al. 2009
orderPholidotaWeber 1904
EupholidotaGaudin et al. 2009
ManoideaGaudin et al.
familyManidae
genusManisGray 1865
subgenusSmutsia
speciesgigantea()

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available