Mouse bandicoot

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Mouse bandicoot[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Peramelemorphia
Family: Peramelidae
Genus: Microperoryctes
Species: M. murina
Binomial name
Microperoryctes murina
Stein, 1932
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Mouse bandicoot range

The mouse bandicoot (Microperoryctes murina) is a species of marsupial in the family Peramelidae. It is endemic to West Papua, Indonesia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.[2]

Type Locality: Indonesia, Prov. of Papua (= Irian Jaya), Paniai Div., Weyland Mtns, Sumuri Mtn, 2500 m


  1. ^ Groves, C.P. (2005). "Order Peramelemorphia". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 42. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Leary, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Bonaccorso, F., Helgen, K., Seri, L., Aplin, K., Dickman, C. & Salas, L. (2008). Microperoryctes murina. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 28 December 2008. Database entry includes justification for why this species is data deficient