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Peramelemorphia (bandicoots and bilbies)

Wikipedia Abstract

The order Peramelemorphia includes the bandicoots and bilbies: it equates approximately to the mainstream of marsupial omnivores. All members of the order are endemic to the twin land masses of Australia-New Guinea and most have the characteristic bandicoot shape: a plump, arch-backed body with a long, delicately tapering snout, very large upright ears, relatively long, thin legs, and a thin tail. Their size varies from about 140 grams up to 4 kilograms, but most species are about the weight of a half-grown kitten: somewhere around one kilogram.
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Chaeropodidae (pig-footed bandicoot) (1)
Peramelidae (bandicoots and echymiperas) (18)   (3)
Thylacomyidae (bilbies) (2)

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