Perameles fasciata Gray, 1841
Eastern striped bandicoot, Eastern barred-bandicoot, Striped-backed bandicoot, New South Wales striped bandicoot, Western barred bandicoot (Travouillon & Burbidge, 2023:184), Banded perameles (Krefft, 1864:34,1866:15), Striped bandicoot (Krefft, 1864:34; Brazenor, 1950:32 [contra p. 104 (Eastern striped bandicoot)]); Banded bandicoot (Gray, 1843:95; Travouillon & Burbidge, 2023:184), thill (Murray-Darling aboriginal name) (Krefft, 1866:15), moncat (Murray-Darling aboriginal name) (Krefft, 1866:15)
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Synonym/s: Perameles bougainville fasciatus Gray, 1841; Perameles bougainville fasciata Gray, 1841; Perameles bougainvilii fasciata Gray, 1841; Perameles sobbei Price, 2002
Please note that the indigenous names for this species are wrong and need to be re-assigned to a different taxon following the elevation (from P. b. fasciata) and restriction of P. fasciata to the Liverpool Plains of New South Wales. Perameles sobbei was synonymised with P. fasciata by (Travouillon, 2023).
Last record: 1846 (Travouillon & Burbidge, 2023)
New South Wales [Liverpool Plains (historically); Wellington Caves (prehistorically)] & Queensland (prehistorically), Australia
Type locality: "Liverpool Plains, N.S.W." (Mahoney & Ride, 1988:40)
Biology & Ecology
Lectotype: BMNH / NHMUK 1841.1178 (designated by Thomas, 1922:128) (skin and partial skull and dentaries; subadult female) (Mahoney & Ride, 1988:40)
BMNH / NHMUK 1818.104.22.168 (skin and skull; adult male)
An extensive list of material is given by (Travouillon, 2023).
Original scientific description:
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