Long-Nosed Bandicoot Skull Replica

Long-Nosed Bandicoot Skull Replica




Long-Nosed Bandicoot Skull Replica measures 3.4 inches. Long-Nosed Bandicoot Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in the USA. Polyurethane cast of an original California Academy of Sciences specimen. Skull replica is an adult. Perameles nasuta is the scientific name. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

Long-nosed bandicoot or Perameles nasuta is a species of bandicoot found in eastern Australia, from north Queensland along the east coast to Victoria. Around 16 in. long, it is sandy or grey brown with a long snouty nose. Omnivorous, it forages for invertebrates, fungi and plants at night. It has a very prominent long nose and small pointed upright ears, a hunched looking posture, a short tail, a rear facing pouch, and three long, clawed toes on front feet. The long-nosed bandicoot or Perameles nasuta has a high pitched squeak when disturbed.

The long-nosed bandicoot or Perameles nasuta is omnivorous and nocturnal, foraging for insects, such as beetles and beetle larvae (grubs), plants, including the roots of monocots, and fungi, invertebrates make up most of the diet year round, with spiders, caterpillars, leaves and seeds more common food items in summer and cicada larvae, blades of grass, bracts (tiny true leaves) of wattles, and underground items such as roots and fungi eaten more in winter.

Long-nosed bandicoot or Perameles nasuta spend much of their time digging, and often leave characteristic conical holes in the ground where they have foraged looking for grubs in the soil. It is often found near compost heaps.

The species is distributed along the eastern coast of Australia from Cape York Peninsula in Queensland to New South Wales and Victoria. It is found in rainforest, moist gullies and grassy woodlands.

Long-nosed bandicoots benefit from a mosaic of mixed habitats, including open grassy areas (such as lawns in urban areas) that they forage in at nighttime and sheltered areas with undergrowth that they retreat to and nest in.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 3.4 in
Long-Nosed Bandicoot Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Peramelemorphia
Family: Peramelidae
Genus: Perameles
Species: P. nasuta
Binomial name: Perameles nasuta
Conservation status: Least concern


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