Isoodon macrourus

Isoodon macrourus

Isoodon macrourus

(Northern Brown Bandicoot)

FAMILY

Peramelidae

Species

Isoodon macrourus

Common name

Northern Brown Bandicoot

Main colour; head-body size

Brown, body to 40 cm, tail to 17 cm

Mature weight

2 kg

Scat shape, size

Like peanut pods, 2.5 x 1 cm

Location

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This animal is nocturnal, presence usually indicated by holes in lawns to about 7 cm diameter. Usually observed with a humped posture, fur is brown, tail may be absent, forefeet have 3 long-tailed toes.

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Isoodon macrourus