Northern Brown Bandicoot Skull measures 2.7 inches. Northern Brown Bandicoot Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in the USA. Polyurethane cast from a private collection. Skull replica is an Adult. Isoodon macrourus is the scientific name. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

The northern brown bandicoot or Isoodon macrourus, a marsupial species, is a bandicoot found only on the northern and eastern coasts of Australia and nearby islands, mainly Papua New Guinea. This species can be set apart from other marsupials by two traits. It is both polyprotodont (several pairs of lower front teeth) and syndactylous.

The northern brown bandicoot or Isoodon macrourus has typical body and tail lengths of 15.7 and 5.9 in. On average it weighs 2.6 lbs. This marsupial has a thick harsh coat but is not shiny. The dorsal pelage is light brown in appearance with speckled black patterns throughout. On the ventral surface it is solid white.

The northern brown bandicoot or Isoodon macrourus has a reverse pouch so it won’t fill with soil when digging. This bandicoot also has short, rounded ears and a short nose. One can easily mistake northern brown bandicoot or Isoodon macrourus for the southern brown bandicoot. The two species differ in both size, with the northern brown bandicoot larger, and regional locality, in that the southern brown bandicoot is found only on the southern coastline of Australia.

The northern brown bandicoot or Isoodon macrourus makes individual nests or homes on the ground consisting of simple mounds of hay and twigs that are well camouflaged and waterproof. The inside is hollow and large enough for just the single bandicoot.

Some bandicoots use hollowed out tree trunks or abandoned rabbit dens for shelter. In general, however, the northern brown bandicoot or Isoodon macrourus shows a strong preference for homes in areas of low ground cover.

The northern brown bandicoot or Isoodon macrourus is omnivorous. It eats insects, earthworms, berries, and grass seeds. Sometimes when food is scarce, the female bandicoot will eat her young. This marsupial forages alone during the night and has a keen sense of smell. This allows it to find food either laying in the open or buried underground.

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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 2.7 in
Northern Brown Bandicoot Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Peramelemorphia
Family: Peramelidae
Genus: Isoodon
Species: I. macrourus
Binomial name: Isoodon macrourus
Conservation status: Least concern


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