Manis palaeojavanica Dubois, 1907

Pleistocene Borneo pangolin (proposed)

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Original scientific description:

Dubois, E. (1907). Eenige von Nederlandschen kant verkregen uitkomsten met betrekking tot de kennis der Kendeng-Fauna (Fauna van Trinil), Tijdschrift van het Koninglijk Nederlandsch Aardrijkskundig, Genootschap 24: 449-458.

 

Synonyms: Manis palaeojavanicus Dubois, 1907; Manis paleojavanica Dubois, 1907

 

Conservation Status

Recorded as a fossil from the Late Pleistocene.

The cryptozoologist Karl Shuker has noted that the 'veo' cryptid from Rintja may be a surviving population of M. palaeojavanica (Shuker, 1999:27).

 

Distribution

Borneo

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

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References

Original scientific description:

Dubois, E. (1907). Eenige von Nederlandschen kant verkregen uitkomsten met betrekking tot de kennis der Kendeng-Fauna (Fauna van Trinil), Tijdschrift van het Koninglijk Nederlandsch Aardrijkskundig, Genootschap 24: 449-458.

 

Other references:

Hooijer, D. A. (1960). The giant extinct pangolin (Manis palaeojavanica Dubois) from Niah. Sarawak Museum Journal 9(15-16): 350-355.

Lane D. 2010 Late Quaternary turnover of mammals in Borneo: the zooarchaeological record. In Tropical islands biodiversity crisis: the Indo-West Pacific A conference organized by the Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Gadong, Brunei, 11-13 June 2007, pp. 373-391, Springer.

Majid Z. 2005 The Perak man and other prehistoric skeletons of Malaysia. Pulau Pinang, Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Norman L. 2008 Autecology of the sunda pangolin (Manis javanica) in Singapore. Singapore, National University of Singapore. [relevant citation?]

Piper, P.J., R.J. Rabett and E.O. Cranbrook. (2007). New discoveries of an extinct giant pangolin (Manis cf. palaeojavanica Dubois) at Niah Cave, Sarawak, Borneo: biogeography, palaeoecology and taxonomic relationships. Sarawak Museum Journal 84:207-226.

Pfeiffer, Pierre. (1963). Bivouacs à Borneo. Paris: Flammarion. 252 pp.

Shuker, Karl P. N. (1999). Mysteries of Planet Earth: An Encyclopedia of the Inexplicable. Carlton Books. 192 pp.

 

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