dasyurid marsupial


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Noun1.dasyurid marsupial - small carnivorous nocturnal marsupials of Australia and Tasmania
marsupial, pouched mammal - mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) containing the teats where the young are fed and carried
Dasyuridae, family Dasyuridae, family Dasyurinae - dasyures; native cats; pouched mice; banded anteaters; Tasmanian devils
dasyure - any of several more or less arboreal marsupials somewhat resembling martens
Tasmanian tiger, Tasmanian wolf, thylacine, Thylacinus cynocephalus - rare doglike carnivorous marsupial of Tasmania having stripes on its back; probably extinct
Sarcophilus hariisi, Tasmanian devil, ursine dasyure - small ferocious carnivorous marsupial having a mostly black coat and long tail
marsupial mouse, marsupial rat, pouched mouse - any of numerous small sharp-nosed insectivorous marsupials superficially resembling mice or rats
banded anteater, Myrmecobius fasciatus, numbat, anteater - small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct
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The White-footed Dunnart Sminthopsis leucopus (Gray, 1842) is a small insectivorous dasyurid marsupial with a sparse and patchy distribution in Tasmania and coastal and near-coastal Victoria and south-eastern New South Wales (NSW), as well as an outlier population in a high elevation climatic refuge in the Wet Tropics of north Queensland (Woinarski et al.