Arfak pygmy bandicoot

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Arfak pygmy bandicoot
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 family Peramelidae. 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. The population is unknown and threats may be human expansion and hunting but it is protected by Arfak Reserve.[1]


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