Peramelidae


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Noun1.Peramelidae - bandicoots
mammal family - a family of mammals
Marsupialia, order Marsupialia - coextensive with the subclass Metatheria
bandicoot - any of various agile ratlike terrestrial marsupials of Australia and adjacent islands; insectivorous and herbivorous
genus Macrotis, Macrotis - a genus of Peramelidae
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Effect of Season on thermoregulation, metabolism and ventilation of the southern brown bandicoot Isoodon obesulus (Marsupialia: Peramelidae).
1991: The effect of supplementary food on home range of the southern brown bandicoot, Isoodon obesulus (Marsupialia, Peramelidae).
Until 1930, there was also a representative of a fifth family, the bandicoots (family Peramelidae), the long-snouted desert bandicoot (Perameles eremiana), but it has not been sighted since then and is now thought to be extinct.