Palygorskite supported manganese oxide catalysts (MnOx/PG) were prepared for lower temperature selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NOx by NH3. Catalyst’s SCR activity was estimated at varied temperatures. Catalyst’s properties were characterized by XRD, NH3 adsorption and TPD. Results showed that MnOx/PG catalyst was highly active for SCR at low-temperature. It was also found that NH3 was mainly adsorbed on palygorskite in two forms. Weakly adsorbed NH3, which was seldom inhibited by loading of MnOx, but was more favorable to SCR. Whereas strongly adsorbed NH3 was more likely to be inhibited by MnOx loading but was inessential for SCR.