Definition of pig-footed bandicoot in English:

pig-footed bandicoot


  • 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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘An exception to this pattern was the pig-footed bandicoot, Chaeropus ecaudatus, which became extinct sometime after 1950.’