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Temporal range: Recent
Bandicota bengalensis Hardwicke.jpg
Lesser bandicoot rat (Bandicota bengalensis)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Bandicota
Gray, 1873

Bandicota bengalensis
Bandicota indica
Bandicota savilei

Bandicota is a genus of rodents from Asia. They are known as the bandicoot rats.


Genus Bandicota - bandicoot rats


  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.