A new species of bandicoot, Microperoryctes aplini , from western New Guinea

@article{Helgen2004ANS,
  title={A new species of bandicoot, Microperoryctes aplini , from western New Guinea},
  author={Kristofer M. Helgen and Tim Fridtjof Flannery},
  journal={Journal of Zoology},
  year={2004},
  volume={264},
  pages={117-124}
}
A distinctive new striped bandicoot of the genus Microperoryctes ( M. aplini new species) is described and compared with Microperoryctes murina , another little-known bandicoot with which the new species has been confused in the past. The smallest of all living bandicoots, M. aplini is apparently restricted to high-elevation forests in the Arfak Mountains of the Vogelkop Peninsula of western New Guinea. The similarly small M. murina is known only from high-elevation forests on Gunung Sumuri, a… 

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