Papuan Bandicoot ©Marc Anderson
Papuan Bandicoot ©Marc Anderson

Order Peramelemorphia

Family Peramelidae

Scientific Name

Microperoryctes papuensis

Thumbnail Description

Upperparts dark with a prominent black middorsal line

Size and Weight

Adults:

HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: 6.8–7.8 in (17.5–20 cm)

TAIL: 5.5–6.1 in (14–15.5 cm)

WEIGHT: 145-184 g

Habitat

Tropical dry forests, highland forests, subtropical

Distribution

Papua New Guinea

Diet

Vegetable matter

Reproduction

Unknown

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

Unknown

Baby Name

Unknown

Speed

Unknown

Predators

Unknown

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Solitary, terrestrial

Conservation Status

Least Concern