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  • Scales, &c. - True scales, or flat imbricated plates of horny material, covering the greater part of the body, are found in one family only of mammals, the pangolins or Manidae; but these are also associated with hairs growing from the intervals between the scales or on the parts of the skin not covered by them.
  • There is also a scaly ant-eater and various species of pangolins, of arboreal habit, which live on ants.
  • In the American anteaters and the pangolins among the Edentata no traces of teeth have been found at any age.
  • As to the Edentata, it is still a matter of uncertainty whether the pangolins (Pholidota) and the ant-bears (Tubulidentata) are rightly referred to an order typically represented by the sloths, anteaters, and armadillos of South and Central America, or whether the two first-named groups have any close relationship with one another.