Scientific name Microperoryctes papuensis
|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.