Raffray’s bandicoot Facts
Perameles raffrayana (Milne-Edwards, 1878), Vogelkop, Irian Jaya, Indonesia.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Long-legged bandicoot; Spanish: Bandicut de Raffray.
Head and physique size is 10.8–14.6 in (275–372 mm); weight is 22.9–35.Three oz (650–1,000 g). Unpatterned darkish brown fur on again and on the lengthy tail. Short, rounded ears.
Widespread in New Guinea, absent solely from the woodlands and savanna of the south. Altitudinal vary from about 130 to 13,120 ft (40 to 4,000 m), however most typical at about 3,940 ft (1,200 m) alongside the central cordillera.
Lowland rainforest, lowland hill and mid-mountain oak forest, Nothofagus (beech) forest, blended forest, and sub-alpine shrubs. Prefers undisturbed forest.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
These bandicoots are reported to eat fruit, notably that of figs.
Females with pouch younger have been captured between March and December, and the species could breed all year long. Litter dimension is one to two. It is feasible that it nests communally, however that’s not confirmed. One particular person lived over three years in captivity. Mating might be promiscuous.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
Eaten by indigenous people.