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Long Nosed Bandicoot Perameles nasuta
2013-09-26 13:31:49

The long-nosed bandicoot (Perameles nasuta) is a species of marsupial that is classified within the Peramelidae family. It is native to Australia where it occurs in a range that extends from Wilsons Promontory to Cooktown, with a small population occurring on the Cape York Peninsula. It prefers a habitat within forested areas with nearby grasslands, but it has been found to reside in human...

Western Barred Bandicoot Perameles bougainville
2013-09-26 13:26:54

The western barred bandicoot (Perameles bougainville), or the marl, is a species of marsupial that is classified within the Peramelidae family. It once held a large range in Australia, but now only occurs in Western Australia on the islands of Dorre, Bernier, and Faure. This species reaches an average body length of 1.5 feet and is typically dark in color, with two bands of blackish fur...

Southern Brown Bandicoot Isoodon obesulus
2013-09-26 13:23:32

The southern brown bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus), known locally as the quenda, is a species of marsupial that is classified within the Peramelidae family. It can be found in Southern Western Australia. It is thought that this species holds between one and five subspecies, with I. o. nauticus sometimes being recognized as its only subspecies. The southern brown bandicoot varies slightly in...

Northern Brown Bandicoot Isoodon macrourus
2013-09-26 13:20:19

The northern brown bandicoot (Isoodon macrourus) is a species of marsupial that is classified within the Peramelidae family. It can be found along the eastern and northern coastlines of Australia and on several islands including Papua New Guinea. It prefers to reside in two habitats, depending upon the season, residing in areas with thick vegetation during the dry season and grasslands during...

Eastern Barred Bandicoot Perameles gunnii
2013-08-19 15:17:01

The eastern barred bandicoot (Perameles gunnii) is a marsupial species that is classified within the Peramelidae family. It can be found in southeastern Australia in a range that includes Victoria and Tasmania. It reaches an average weight of less than 2.2 pounds and has a small tail. Its fur holds three or four bands on its hind body that are typically white in color. The eastern barred...

Long-nosed Potoroo
2008-04-29 00:32:46

The Long-nosed Potoroo (Potorous tridactylus), is a species of Australian potoroo. The Long-nosed Potoroo occurs across a range of vegetation types from subtropical and warm temperate rainforest through tall open forest with dense understorey to dense coastal heaths. Its main requirement is thick groundcover, which it needs for protection and nesting material. It also prefers light soils that...

Pig-footed Bandicoot
2007-07-16 16:19:43

The Pig-footed Bandicoot (Chaeropus ecaudatus), was small, mostly herbivorous bandicoot of the arid and semi-arid plains of inland Australia. It had a wide range of habitat, from grassy woodland to grassland plains into even desert-like plains. It was studied in the 19th century in much of Australia, and the last specimen was collected in 1901. Aboriginal people claim that the species survived...

Bandicoot
2006-12-12 13:11:00

A Bandicoot is any of about 20 species of small to medium-sized, land marsupial omnivores in the order Peramelemorphia. The other two species of peramelemorphs are the bilbies. Classification within the Peramelemorphia used to be simple. There were thought to be two families in the order. There are short-legged mostly herbivorous bandicoots, and the longer-legged nearly carnivorous bilbies....

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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.