Image: Perameles sp.

Perameles sp.

Perameles sp.

Anne Musser
© Anne Musser


Perameles bowensis, from the Pliocene of New South Wales, is one of the oldest and most primitive of the Peramelidae, the family to which most Australian bandicoots belong. Living species of Perameles (long-nosed bandicoots) include the rare Eastern and Western Barred Bandicoots and the more common Long-nosed Bandicoot.

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Tags extinct animals, mammals, marsupials, bandicoots,