- Gunn's Bandicoot (Perameles gunni).
Conspicuous in it is the loathsome bandicoot (Nesocia bandicota), which sometimes tribe.
In another Australian legend fire was stolen by the hawk from the bandicoot, and given to men.
BANDICOOT, any animal of the marsupial genus Perameles, which is the type of a family Peramelidae.
The Marsupials include the Macro pus or kangaroo; the opossums, Phalangista vulpina and P. Cookii; the opossum-mouse, Dromicia nana; Perameles or bandicoot; Hypsiprymnus or kangaroo rat; Phascolomys or wombat; while of Monotremata there are the Echidna or porcupine ant-eater and the duck-billed platypus.
In the pig-footed bandicoot (Choeropus castanotis) the dentition generally resembles that of Perameles, but the canines are less developed, and in the upper jaw two-rooted.
- The Pig-footed Bandicoot (Choeropus castanotis).
BANDICOOT-RAT, the Anglo-Indian name for a large rat (Nesocia bandicota), inhabiting India and Ceylon, which measures from 12 to 15 in.