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pig-footed bandicoot

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Definition of pig-footed bandicoot in English:

noun

An Australian bandicoot with toes that form a paired foot pad on the forelimbs, and a single foot pad on the hindlimbs. It is believed to be extinct.
  • Chaeropus ecaudatus, family Peramelidae
Example sentences
  • An exception to this pattern was the pig-footed bandicoot, Chaeropus ecaudatus, which became extinct sometime after 1950.
  • The pig-footed bandicoot was one of the very strangest of marsupials.
  • The pig-footed bandicoot may belong with the Peramelinae, or it perhaps should be classified by itself.

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