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
Milne-Edwards, 1878
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.

Fossil members of this genus have been found in Australia, including P. tedfordi and an unnamed species.[2]

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. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  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.