Peroryctes aruensis (Kear, Aplin & Westerman, 2016)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Lemdubuoryctes aruensis Kear, Aplin & Westerman, 2016 (original combination)


Recombined as P. aruensis by (Travouillon & Phillips, 2018).


Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



Pulau Kobnoor, Aru Islands


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Kear, Benjamin P., Aplin, Ken P. and Westerman, Michael. (2016). Bandicoot fossils and DNA elucidate lineage antiquity amongst xeric-adapted Australasian marsupials. Scientific Reports 6: 37537.


Other references:

Aplin, Ken and Pasveer, Juliette. (2006). Mammals and Other Vertebrates from Late Quaternary Archaeological Sites on Pulau Kobroor, Aru Islands, Eastern Indonesia, pp. 41-62. In: O'Connor, S., Spriggs, M. and Veth, P. (eds.). Terra Australis 22 (The Archaeology of the Aru Islands, Eastern Indonesia). Canberra: ANU Press. 314 pp.

Jones, K. E. et al. (2009). PanTHERIA: A species-level database of life-history, ecology and geography of extant and recently extinct mammals. Ecology 90: 2648.

Travouillon, Kenny J. and Phillips, Matthew J. (2018). Total evidence analysis of the phylogenetic relationships of bandicoots and bilbies (Marsupialia: Peramelemorphia): reassessment of two species and description of a new species. Zootaxa 4378(2): 224-256.

Turvey, Samuel T. (2009). Holocene mammal extinctions, pp. 41-61. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford, UK & New York, USA: Oxford University Press. xii + 352 pp.

Turvey, Samuel T. and Fritz, Susanne A. (2011). The ghosts of mammals past: biological and geographical patterns of global mammalian extinction across the Holocene. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 366(1577): 2564-2576. [Supplementary Information]


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