Scientific name Microperoryctes aplini
|Higher classification New Guinean mouse bandicoot|
Similar Mouse bandicoot, Papuan bandicoot, Striped bandicoot, Clara's echymipera, David's echymipera
The Arfak pygmy bandicoot (Microperoryctes aplini) is a species of marsupial in the family Peramelidae. It is endemic to the Arfak mountains in the Vogelkop Peninsula of West Papua, in Indonesia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. The population is unknown and threats may be human expansion and hunting but it is protected by Arfak Reserve.