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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Peramelemorphia
(in part)
Families and Genera



Bandicoots are marsupials. There are about 20 species of bandicoots. Bandicoots are omnivores. They eat bugs, earthworms, larvae, and spiders. Despite what they look like, they are not related to rats. They live in parts of Australia. They are nocturnal. Bandicoots are an endangered species. For protection against foxes and wild cats, they retreat to their burrows for safety.

There are different species of bandicoot including: