Peramelidae gen. & sp. ‘Halmahera’

Halmahera Bandicoot (Peramelidae gen. & sp.)

This is an up to date undescribed form known only from subfossil remains that were recovered from deposits on the island of Halmahera, Malukku Islands, Indonesia.

The remains can be dated to an age of about 5170 to 3410 years BP.. [1]



[1] Samuel T. Turvey: Holocene Extinctions. Oxford University Press, USA 2009


edited: 19.01.2020