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Papuan bandicoot

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Peramelidae
Scientific name  Microperoryctes papuensis
Rank  Species
Infraclass  Marsupialia
Genus  Microperoryctes
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Peramelemorphia
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Higher classification  New Guinean mouse bandicoot
Similar  David's echymipera, Mouse bandicoot, Striped bandicoot, Clara's echymipera, Raffray's bandicoot

The Papuan bandicoot (Microperoryctes papuensis) is a species of marsupial in the family Peramelidae. It is endemic to Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. M. papuensis is a small bandicoot with a soft coat with a clear back, upper torso and face stripes. Its head to body length is 175–205 mm; tail length 142–158 mm; the hind foot length is from 43 to 47.1 mm; the ear length 25 to 28 mm and it weighs 145-184 g.

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Papuan bandicoot Wikipedia


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