Tasmanian devil

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Tasmanian devil

n.
A nocturnal carnivorous marsupial (Sarcophilus harrisii) of Tasmania, having a predominantly blackish coat and a long, almost hairless tail.

Tasmanian devil

n
(Animals) a small ferocious carnivorous marsupial, Sarcophilus harrisi, of Tasmania, having black fur with pale markings, strong jaws, and short legs: family Dasyuridae. Also called: ursine dasyure

Tasma′nian dev′il


n.
a small, massive-headed, predacious Tasmanian marsupial, Sarcophilus harrisii.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tasmanian devil - small ferocious carnivorous marsupial having a mostly black coat and long tailTasmanian devil - small ferocious carnivorous marsupial having a mostly black coat and long tail
dasyurid, dasyurid marsupial - small carnivorous nocturnal marsupials of Australia and Tasmania
genus Sarcophilus, Sarcophilus - Tasmanian devil
Translations
Beutelteufel
demonio de Tasmaniadiablo de Tasmania
pussiahmapussipirutuholainen
Tasmaanse duivel
diabo-da-tasmânia
References in periodicals archive ?
Sarcophilus harrisii and Monodelphis domestica formed Group VI.
Roadkill has also been implicated in the population decline of the Swamp Wallaby Wallabia bicolor in Royal National Park, NSW (Ramp and Ben-Ami 2006), and the Eastern Quoll Dasyurus viverrinus, and Tasmanian Devil Sarcophilus harrisii after a road upgrade in Tasmania (Jones 2000).
Social organisation and behaviour of the Tasmanian devil, Sarcophilus harrisii.