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 Peramelidae family. 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.


  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., Dickman, C. & Salas, L. (2008). Microperoryctes papuensis. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 28 December 2008. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern