Bandicoot rats are the genus of the Murinae family of rodents in the Muridae family. Scientifically known as Bandicota (derived from the Telugu word pandikokku meaning "pig rat").
The general appearance is similar to the mice of the Murinae family, but has a larger shape than the Rattus and is characterized by dark brown or black hair. Especially the hairy back panel is solid. Behind the foot is black. The long tail has a single scaly pigment . When threatened, threatened and ready to bite.