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Arfak pygmy bandicoot

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Peramelidae
Scientific name  Microperoryctes aplini
Rank  Species
Infraclass  Marsupialia
Genus  Microperoryctes
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Peramelemorphia
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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.

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Arfak pygmy bandicoot Wikipedia


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