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
Species

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

Two fossil taxa from Australia, Peroryctes tedfordi and then-unnamed Silvicultor hamiltonensis, were originally assigned to this genus,[2] but they were subsequently transferred to the separate genus Silvicultor.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Groves, C.P. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 40. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494. 
  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. 
  3. ^ Kenny J. Travouillon; Julien Louys; Gilbert J. Price; Michael Archer; Suzanne J. Hand; Jeanette Muirhead (2017). "A review of the Pliocene bandicoots of Australia, and descriptions of new genus and species". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 37 (5): e1360894. doi:10.1080/02724634.2017.1360894.