Perameles is a genus of marsupials of the order Peramelemorphia. They are referred to as long-nosed bandicoots or barred bandicoots.
Perameles, or ‘pouched badger’, is a hybrid word, from the Greek pera (πήρα, ‘pouch, bag’) and the Latin mēles (‘marten, badger’).
More than half the known recent species of Perameles have been driven to extinction, although these extinct species were long considered conspecific with P. bougainville, a 2018 study determined them to be distinct species.
Fossil species are,