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quoll

 (kwŏl)
n.
Any of various carnivorous marsupials of the genus Dasyurus of Australia and New Guinea, having a pointed snout, long tail, and spotted coat.

[Guugu Yimidhirr (Pama-Nyungan language of northeast Australia) dhigul, the quoll species Dasyurus hallucatus.]

quoll

(ˈkwɒl)
n
(Animals) Austral another name for native cat
[C18: from a native Australian language]
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Northern Territory Minister for Parks and Wildlife, Bess Price, said cane toads are becoming an ever increasing threat to our wildlife including the precious northern quoll.
Next we encountered the three Australian q-marsupials, the quokka, the quoll and the quenda.
That's on a quoll speedway (with protective rubber in the potential marsupial crash zone) custom built with an adjustable bend.
A socket, or alveolus, in the upper jaw shows it had large, canines, that were round in cross-section much like those of a meat-eating marsupial, called the spotted-tailed quoll, found in Australia today, the researchers said.
As for the depiction of the monkey, it could also be argued that this is a stylised depiction of another animal such as a Northern Spotted Quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus).
New Scrabble words alert: check out the olm and the northern quoll.
Renn's descriptions of wounds can also be hyperbolically graphic: "Aus seiner rechten Hufte quoll Blut, wie aus einer Brunnenrohre" [From his right hip blood gushed as from a fountain spout] (71).
Very young children will enjoy this counting book, as Mrs Roo begins with 10 bush babies at her school, including lesser known animals such as the bilby and quoll as well as the more common ones.
A further two holes, drilled to approximately 1,000m each, will test for nickel sulphides in the Western Ultramafic Belt about 2km south of Spotted Quoll.
The eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus), now extinct on the mainland, and Mitchells hopping mouse (Notomys mitchellii), presumed extinct in New South Wales, were investigated for their suitability as pets for the purposes of the study.
Possum, 'roo, and, now and then, Wallaby and native hen, Bandicoot and pretty quoll Are added to the mounting toll.
You can't go far without a close encounter with a wallaby, wombat, possum, bandicoot, bettong, pademelon, eastern quoll, duck-bill platypus, echidna and not forgetting the elusive Tasmanian Devil.