Etymology is tricky when it comes from borrowed words. Manticore comes from a Latin word that comes from a Greek word that comes from another Greek word that comes from yet another Greek word that comes from a Persian word that all refer to the same thing. Naiad, Wendigo, and Minotaur are similar cases.
Traditionally a manticore is a red lion with a man's face and a scorpion's tail, plus a few other oddball features to make it more deadly-- three rows of teeth, long spines it can hurl from its tail like arrows. But it's mostly lion. It's basically a sphinx with a messed up tail.
described as yes, but it is different from lowen. they haven't declared that it is a true natural hybrid or codominace.(don't think natural hybrid can exists because that would imply 2 wogs, maybe a chimera but i think human chimera syndromes are what lead to wesen) manticore is manticore, even though it looks like lowen