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Any of various carnivorous marsupials of the family Dasyuridae of Australia and New Guinea, including marsupial mice and rats, the quolls, and the Tasmanian devil.
[From New Latin Dasyūridae, family name, from Dasyūrus, type genus : Greek dasus, hairy + ourā, tail; see ors- in Indo-European roots.]
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|Noun||1.||dasyurid - 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
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