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Descriptor English: Pangolins
Descriptor Spanish: Pangolines
Descriptor Portuguese: Pangolins
Descriptor French: Without translation
Entry term(s): Chinese Pangolin
Chinese Pangolins
Manidae
Manis
Manis pentadactyla
Pangolin
Pangolin, Chinese
Phataginus
Pholidota
Scaly Anteater
Scaly Anteaters
Smutsia
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.649.313.976
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000086642
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 potential intermediate DISEASE RESERVOIR of COVID-19 virus, SARS-CoV-2.
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
EM embryology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
Registry Number: txid9971
Public MeSH Note: 2021
History Note: 2021
DeCS ID: 59529
Unique ID: D000086642
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Date Established: 2021/01/01
Date of Entry: 2020/07/07
Revision Date: 2020/06/17
Pangolins - Preferred
Concept UI M000732732
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 potential intermediate DISEASE RESERVOIR of COVID-19 virus, SARS-CoV-2.
Preferred term Pangolins
Entry term(s) Pangolin
Pholidota
Manis - Narrower
Concept UI M000733969
Preferred term Manis
Entry term(s) Scaly Anteater
Scaly Anteaters
Manis pentadactyla - Narrower
Concept UI M000733973
Preferred term Manis pentadactyla
Entry term(s) Chinese Pangolin
Chinese Pangolins
Pangolin, Chinese
Phataginus - Narrower
Concept UI M000733971
Preferred term Phataginus
Smutsia - Narrower
Concept UI M000733972
Preferred term Smutsia
Manidae - Narrower
Concept UI M000732734
Preferred term Manidae



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