Bandicoot

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Taxonomy
FAMILY Peramelidae
GENUSSPECIESCOMMON NAMEOTHER COMMON NAMES
(B=bandicoot)
Isodonshort-nosedauratusGolden Bnorthern golden B, northern golden-backed B, windaru, wintaroo, nyulu
obesulusSouthern Brown Bshort-nosed B, southern short-nosed B, brown B, quenda
macrourusNorthern Brown Bbrindled B, giant brindled B, long-tailed short-nosed B, large northern B
Parmeleslong-nosedgunniiEastern Barred BTasmanian barred B, Gunn’s B, striped B
bougainvilleWestern Barred Bbarred B, eastern barred B, Shark Bay B, WA striped B, SA striped B, NSW striped B, marl, little marl, nyemmel
nasutaLong-nosed Bnone
FAMILY Peroryctlidae (Papua New Guinea bandicoots)
GENUSSPECIESCOMMON NAMEOTHER COMMON NAMES
EchymiperarufescensRufous Spiny Bspiny B, rufescent B
By JJ Harrison (jjharrison89@facebook.com) (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

References

  • Australia’s Amazing Wildlife, 1985. Bay Books, Kensington NSW
  • Encyclopedia of Australian Wildlife, Readers Digest Australia Pty Ltd, 1997. Readers Digest (Australia) Pty Ltd, Surrey Hills
  • Complete Book Of Australian Mammals, R Strahan (ed), 1983. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London

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