Tingamarra Bandicoot Click to enlarge image
Tingamarra Bandicoot, Lost Kingdom Project 2004 Image: A Musser
© Australian Museum

Fast Facts

  • Size Range
    Length (head and body): 25cm


55 million years ago, early Eocene.


The Tingamarra Bandicoot probably ate small animals and fruits in the forests of a swampy Eocene landscape. This little animal may provide crucial clues for working out how major groups of Australian and South American marsupials are related to one another.


Fossilised teeth of the Tingamarra Bandicoot were discovered in 1995 at Murgon, southeastern Queensland.

Did you know?

The Tingamarra Bandicoot is more than twice as old as any other fossil bandicoot known.