Conservation Genetics Resources

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 423–426

A new complete mitogenome of the critically endangered Chinese pangolin Manis pentadactyla

  • Ranjeev Hari
  • Ian Charles Paterson
  • Siew Woh Choo
Technical Note


Manis pentadactyla is listed as a critically endangered species under the IUCN red list due its rapidly dwindling population as it is widely trafficked for its scale and meat. A mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) resource is particularly important in helping to differentiate pangolin species that are morphologically similar. Here, we present a new mtDNA sequence which replaces a previously misclassified Chinese pangolin sequence in the NCBI. The circular mitogenome contained 13 protein-coding genes, 22 transfer RNAs and 2 ribosomal RNA genes typical of a metazoan mtDNA. This study provides an important genetic resources for further research and forensic conservation of this critically endangered species.


Manis pentadactyla Complete mtDNA Next generation sequencing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ranjeev Hari
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ian Charles Paterson
    • 1
  • Siew Woh Choo
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, Faculty of DentistryUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  2. 2.Genome Informatics Research Laboratory, High Impact Research (HIR) BuildingUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

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