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Little information has been published with regard to body temperatures of pangolins. Eisentraut (Saugetierk, Mitt. 4:64-67, 1959) provided a few rectal temperatures of Manis tricuspis. Data available on body temperatures, as well as detailed information on other aspects of the biology of pangolins, were summarized by Mohr (Schuppentiere, Die neue Brehm-Bucherei, A. Ziemsen Verlag-Wittenberg Lutherstadt, 99 pp., 1961).
The purpose of this report is to present some additional information on body temperatures and thermal regulatory responses of M. gigantea and M. tricuspis.