- Gunn's Bandicoot (Perameles gunni).
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, any animal of the marsupial genus Perameles, which is the type of a family Peramelidae.
Conspicuous in it is the loathsome bandicoot (Nesocia bandicota), which sometimes tribe.
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 another Australian legend fire was stolen by the hawk from the bandicoot, and given to men.
BANDICOOT-RAT, the Anglo-Indian name for a large rat (Nesocia bandicota), inhabiting India and Ceylon, which measures from 12 to 15 in.