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Perameles gunnii (Eastern Barred Bandicoot)

Wikipedia Abstract

The eastern barred bandicoot (Perameles gunnii) is a small, rabbit-sized marsupial native to Tasmania and Victoria, southeastern Australia. It is one of three extant bandicoot species in the genus Perameles.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 13.55
EDGE Score: 3.37


Adult Weight [1]  1.69 lbs (766 g)
Birth Weight [1]  0.25 grams
Female Maturity [1]  3 months 1 day
Male Maturity [1]  5 months 2 days
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Herbivore
Diet - Ectothermic [2]  10 %
Diet - Endothermic [2]  10 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  70 %
Diet - Plants [2]  10 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  12 days
Litter Size [1]  2
Litters / Year [1]  4
Maximum Longevity [1]  6 years
Nocturnal [2]  Yes
Weaning [1]  60 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Southeast Australia temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Tasmanian Central Highland forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Tasmanian temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Tasmanian temperate rain forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests


Parasitized by 
Acedestia chera[3]
Australiformis semoni[4]
Cercopithifilaria johnstoni <Unverified Name>[4]
Echinonema cinctum <Unverified Name>[4]
Eucoleus fluvidus <Unverified Name>[5]
Eucoleus parvulus <Unverified Name>[5]
Eucoleus pseudoplumosus <Unverified Name>[5]
Giardia duodenalis <Unverified Name>[5]
Hymenolepis peramelidarum <Unverified Name>[4]
Klossiella quimrensis <Unverified Name>[5]
Labiobulura baylisi <Unverified Name>[5]
Labiobulura inglisi <Unverified Name>[4]
Linstowinema cinctum <Unverified Name>[4]
Linstowinema inglisi <Unverified Name>[5]
Marsupostrongylus bronchialis <Unverified Name>[4]
Mehlisia acuminata <Unverified Name>[4]
Parastrongyloides australis <Unverified Name>[4]
Peramelistrongylus skedastos <Unverified Name>[4]
Physaloptera thalacomys <Unverified Name>[4]
Plagiorhynchus cylindraceus[6]
Potorolepis peramelidarum <Unverified Name>[4]
Pygiopsylla hoplia[3]
Pygiopsylla zethi[3]
Stephanocircus dasyuri[3]
Toxoplasma gondii <Unverified Name>[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Healesville Sanctuary
Melbourne Zoo
Monarto Zoological Park
Taronga Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo

Range Map




Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3International Flea Database
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
5Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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