Chaeropus ecaudatus occidentalis Gould, 1845:10

Western pig-footed bandicoot, Eastern chaeropus (used by Krefft, 1866:12)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Chaeropus occidentalis Gould, 1845:10


Conservation Status






Biology & Ecology










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