Perameles sobbei Price, 2002:194

Sobbe's bandicoot (proposed)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Now treated as a synonym of Perameles fasciata (Travouillon, 2023).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last record: 40-45ka (Price, 2005)



Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Price, Gilbert J. (2002). Perameles sobbei, sp. nov. (Marsupialia, Peramelidae), a Pleistocene bandicoot from the Darling Downs, south-eastern Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 48(1): 193-197.


Other references:

Price, Gilbert J. (2005). Fossil bandicoots (Marsupialia, Peramelidae) and environmental change during the Pleistocene on the Darling Downs, southeastern Queensland, Australia. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 2(4): 347-356.

Travouillon, Kenny J. (2023). First fossil record of Perameles fasciata from New South Wales and Queensland: reassessment of Perameles sobbei. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology.


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