Perameles nasuta (*)
Perameles nasuta É. Geoffroy, 1804
Type locality: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney
* Perameles nasuta on Mammal Species of the World.
The Long-nosed Bandicoot (Perameles nasuta) is a species of bandicoot found in Australia. It is the largest member of its genus, which also includes the Western Barred Bandicoot, the Eastern Barred Bandicoot and the Desert Bandicoot.
The Long-nosed Bandicoot is much less colourful than its relatives, being primarily a brown colour. It is distributed along the eastern coast of Australia from Cairns in Queensland to Naringal in southwestern Victoria. It is a nocturnal, solitary predator of invertebrates and tubers.
1. ^ Groves, C. (2005). Wilson, D. E., & Reeder, D. M. ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 40. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3.
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