Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53506

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Permelemorpha
Family:Peramelidae
Genus:Perameles
Genus species:Perameles nasuta

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:310-425 mm
Weight:850-1100 g
Identification:The long-nosed bandicoot has a gray-brown coloring on its back with a cream-colored belly. Its muzzle is long and pointed, and it also has a reverse pouch.
Habitat:Rainforest floor
Diet:Carnivore: insectivore
Reproduction:The long-nosed bandicoot breeds throughout the year. Gestation is only 12.5 days, after which the poorly developed newborn makes its way to the pouch. Up to five young may be born at once. Weaning occurs at 60 days.
Long-nosed bandicoots are solitary, with the exception of breeding.
Behavior:All activity takes place at night.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Eastern Australia Date:1972-01 Subjects:marsupial
Long-nosed bandicoot
Perameles
Peramelidae
Peramelemorphia
Marsupials
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/53506