Papuan bandicoot

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Papuan bandicoot[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Peramelemorphia
Family: Peramelidae
Genus: Microperoryctes
Species: M. papuensis
Binomial name
Microperoryctes papuensis
(Laurie, 1952)
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Papuan bandicoot range

The Papuan bandicoot (Microperoryctes papuensis) is a species of marsupial in the family Peramelidae. It is endemic to Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.[2] M. papuensis is a small bandicoot with a soft coat with a clear back, upper torso and face stripes. Its head to body length is 175–205 mm; tail length 142–158 mm; the hind foot length is from 43 to 47.1 mm; the ear length 25 to 28 mm and it weighs 145-184 g.

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. 42. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ a b Leary, T.; Wright, D.; Hamilton, S.; Singadan, R.; Menzies, J.; Bonaccorso, F.; Helgen, K.; Seri, L.; Allison, A.; Aplin, K.; et al. (2008). "Microperoryctes papuensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 December 2008.  Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern