Peramelemorphia

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Peramelemorphia
Temporal range: Oligocene - Recent
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: it equates approximately to the mainstream of marsupial omnivores. This small order of mammals consists of some lesser known marsupials, which are native to New Guinea and Australia.