Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2
Johns Hopkins University Press
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Comments: Formerly considered to include the family Thylacomyidae; see Vaughan (1978:39) and Groves and Flannery (1990); but also see Archer and Kirsch (1977). Revised by Tate (1948b). Divided by McKenna and Bell (1997) into two families: Peramelidae, with two subfamilies, Chaeropodinae (for Chaeropus and Macrotis) and Peramelinae; and Peroryctidae, with two subfamilies, Peroryctinae and Echymiperinae. Molecular data (Westerman et al., 1999, 2001) do not support the monophyly of Chaeropodinae in the ...
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