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Peramelemorphia
Temporal range: Oligocene – Recent
Taxidermied Bandicoot.jpg
a short-nosed bandicoot
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Peramelemorphia
Kirsch, 1968
Families

Chaeropodidae Gill, 1872
Peramelidae Gray, 1825
Thylacomyidae Bensley, 1903
Yaralidae Muirhead & Filan, 1995 (†)

The order Peramelemorphia includes the bandicoots and bilbies. They are small marsupial omnivores. This order of mammals consists of some lesser known marsupials. They are native to New Guinea and Australia.


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