Significance to humans

Probably all species of peramelids were used as food by native Australians. The larger peroryctids are still hunted for food in New Guinea. Minor annoyance in suburban areas is caused by bandicoots digging foraging holes in lawns.


1. Pig-footed bandicoot (Chaeropus ecaudatus); 2. Northern brown bandicoot (Isoodon macrourus); 3. Raffray's bandicoot (Peroryctes raffrayana); 4. Eastern barred bandicoot (Perameles gunnii); 5. Rufous spiny bandicoot (Echymipera rufescens). (Illustration by Gillian Harris)

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