Short-nosed bandicoot

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Short-nosed bandicoots[1]
Southern Brown Bandicoot Victoria.jpg
Southern Brown Bandicoot Isoodon obesulus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Peramelemorphia
Family: Peramelidae
Subfamily: Peramelinae
Genus: Isoodon
(Desmarest, 1817)
Type species
Didelphis obesula
(Shaw, 1797)

The short-nosed bandicoots (genus Isoodon) are members of the order Peramelemorphia. These marsupials can be found across Australia, although their distribution can be patchy.[2]


There are three species in this genus:


  1. ^ Groves, C. P. (2005). "Order Peramelemorphia". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 39. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ "Short-nosed Bandicoots" Atlas of Living Australia

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