The common echymipera (Echymipera kalubu), or common spiny bandicoot, is a bandicoot. It is long-snouted even by bandicoot standards. The upper parts are a coarse reddish brown, flecked with spiny buff and black hairs. The tail is short and almost hairless. Length varies between 300 and 400 mm, with the tail accounting for an additional 80 to 100 mm; weight is from 600 to 2000 g.
The common echymipera is native to New Guinea.
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