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Table 3 Variation in pangolin pricing between local communities and traditional medicine markets in Benin, after client categories. African clients other than local originate from Togo and Ghana. Prices are given in USD (conversion: 30 July 2020). TMMs refers to traditional medicine markets

From: Ethnozoological and commercial drivers of the pangolin trade in Benin

   Pangolin pricing (USD)
Local communities TMMs
Type of item Average Local and West African clients Chinese clients Local and West African clients Chinese clients
Alive Min 5.01 42.9 18.96 55.35
Max 7.84 60.05 24.83 73.38
Dead carcass Min 4.52 18.96  
Max 6.68 24.83  
Head Min 3.88  
Max 4.73  
Scales (whole body) Min 8.62  
Max 12.06