The Manidae is the only extant family in the Order Pholidota. There is one genus, Manis, with four species in
Africa, and four species in South and Southeast Asia. The Asian forms have made their way to a number of
large islands, including Sri Lanka, Hainan, Taiwan, Sumatra, Java, and Borneo. They are also known from
a number of smaller islands in Southeast Asia, including Phuket and Pinang (Malay Peninsula), Culion and
Palawan (Philippines), Bunguran and Karimata (near Borneo), Bali, Lombok, and a number of islands off both
the east and west coasts of Sumatra.
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