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Long-nosed bandicoots[1][2]
Perameles bougainville - Gould.jpg
Perameles bougainville
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Peramelemorphia
Family: Peramelidae
Genus: Perameles
É. Geoffroy, 1804
Type species
Perameles nasuta
É. Geoffroy, 1804

The long-nosed bandicoots (genus Perameles) are members of the order Peramelemorphia.

Perameles, or ‘pouched badger’, is a hybrid word, from the Greek pera (πήρα, ‘pouch, bag’) and the Latin mēles (‘marten, badger’).[3]

Extant species in this genus:

Extinct species in this genus:


  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. ^ "Mikko's Phylogeny Archive - Peramelia". Retrieved 2008-03-12. 
  3. ^ "Perameles". Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. September 2005.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  4. ^ Archer, M. & Wade, M. 1976. Results of the Ray E. Lemley expeditions, part 1: The Allingham Formation and a new Pliocene vertebrate fauna from northern Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 17, 54–58.
  5. ^ Muirhead, J., Dawson, L. & Archer, M. 1997. Perameles bowensis, a new species of Perameles (Peramelomorphia, Marsupialia) from Pliocene faunas of Bow and Wellington caves, New South Wales. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 17, 163–174.
  6. ^ Price, G. J. 2002. Perameles sobbei, sp. nov. (Marsupialia, Peramelidae), a Pleistocene bandicoot from the Darling Downs, south-eastern Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 48, 193-197.
  7. ^ Price, G. J. 2005. Fossil bandicoots (Marsupialia, Peramelidae) and environmental change during the Pleistocene on the Darling Downs, southeastern Queensland, Australia. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 4, 347-356.

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