New Guinean long-nosed bandicoot

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New Guinean long-nosed bandicoots[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Peramelemorphia
Family: Peramelidae
Subfamily: Peroryctinae
Groves and Flannery, 1990
Genus: Peroryctes
Thomas, 1906
Type species
Perameles raffrayana
Milne-Edwards, 1878
Species

The New Guinean long-nosed bandicoots (genus Peroryctes) are members of the Peramelemorphia order. They are small to medium sized marsupial omnivores native to New Guinea.

Fossil members of this genus have been found in Australia, including P. tedfordi and an unnamed species.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 40. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ Turnbull, W.D. et al. (2003). "Dasyurids, perameloids, phalangeroids and vomabatoids from the early Pliocene Hamilton fauna, Victoria, Australia". Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 279: 513–540. doi:10.1206/0003-0090(2003)279<0513:C>2.0.CO;2. ISSN 0003-0090.