Perameles wombeyensis Broom, 1896:56

Wombeyan bandicoot



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym of Isoodon macrourus macrourus) (Wakefield, 1972:19, 20; Jackson & Groves, 2015:85)



Wombeyan Caves, near Taralga, New South Wales, Australia


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Broom, Robert. (1896). Report on a bone breccia deposit near Wombeyan Caves, NSW: with descriptions of some new species of marsupials. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 21(1): 48-61 [56]. [16 Jul 1896]


Other references:

Jackson, Stephen and Groves, Colin. (2015). Taxonomy of Australian Mammals. Clayton South, Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. 529 pp. [p. 85]

Wakefield, Norman A. (1972). Palaeoecology of fossil mammal assemblages for some Australian caves. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 85(1): 1-26.


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