Perameles allinghamensis

Perameles allinghamensis, the Bluff Downs bandicoot,[1] is a small extinct bandicoot that lived in Australia 4 million years ago in the Pliocene period. It was discovered at the Bluff Downs fossil site in northern Queensland. Its diet probably consisted of insects and soft roots dug for with its front claws.[2]

Perameles allinghamensis
Temporal range: Early Pliocene
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Peramelemorphia
Family: Peramelidae
Genus: Perameles
P. allinghamensis
Binomial name
Perameles allinghamensis
Archer and Wade, 1976


  1. ^ Archer, M. & Wade, M. 1976. Results of the Ray E. Lemley expeditions, part 1: The Allingham Formation and a new Pliocene vertebrate fauna from northern Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 17, 54–58.
  2. ^ ABC: Ausbeasts