Arfak pygmy bandicoot

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Arfak pygmy bandicoot
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Peramelemorphia
Family: Peramelidae
Genus: Microperoryctes
Species: M. aplini
Binomial name
Microperoryctes aplini
Helgen & Flannery, 2004
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Arfak pygmy bandicoot range

The Arfak pygmy bandicoot (Microperoryctes aplini) is a species of marsupial in the Peramelidae family. It is endemic to the Arfak mountains in the Vogelkop Peninsula of West Papua, in Indonesia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.[1]


  1. ^ a b Leary, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Bonaccorso, F., Helgen, K., Seri, L. (2008). Microperoryctes aplini. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 4 September 2009. Database entry includes justification for why this species is data deficient.