Giant bandicoot

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Giant bandicoot[1]
Scientific classification
P. broadbenti
Binomial name
Peroryctes broadbenti
(Ramsay, 1879)
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Giant bandicoot range

The giant bandicoot (Peroryctes broadbenti) is a species of marsupial in the family Peramelidae endemic to Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.[2]

The type locality is Papua New Guinea, Central Prov., banks of Goldie River (a tributary of the Laloki River) inland from Port Moresby.


  1. ^ Groves, C.P. (2005). "Order Peramelemorphia". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 40–41. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  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). "Peroryctes broadbenti". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 December 2008.