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
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Visitors to the Huon region can now view and learn all about the Tasmanian devil, following the official opening of a new enclosure at the Huon Valley Caravan Park (HVCP).
Since devil facial tumor disease was discovered in 1996, it has wiped out about 80 percent of the Tasmanian devil population.
SCIENTISTS are hoping to develop a vaccine against an infectious cancer that is threatening the survival of the Tasmanian devil - made famous by the Warner Brothers cartoon character Taz.
The killing of a rare Tasmanian devil on loan from Australia has prompted beefed-up security at a New Mexico zoo and a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
Amir Khan's protege Ashfaq suffered a scare as Thamahane, a Tasmanian devil of a fighter, came out swinging.
In this simple but worthy story Daniel is a Tasmanian Devil who becomes separated from his family.
com reported that since 1996, more than 80 percent of the Tasmanian Devil population has died from the Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD), a dreadful illness that produces huge lesions on the creatures' faces.
In this case, a judge of the Federal Court of Australia declared the decision of the respondent Minister to approve the development and operation of a mine in north west Tasmania invalid on the ground that the Minister had not considered the text of a document known as the Approved Conservation Advice for the Tasmanian Devil ('the ACA') as required by the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) ('EPBC Act').
11 ( ANI ): Australian opener Dave Warner may have sunk his teeth into many with his first class bowling attack but he met his match in 'Chompers', a five-year-old Tasmanian Devil.
Tasmanian devil Di Venuto has hit the ground running, making 143 on the first day of Durham's two-day warm-up game at home to Yorkshire.
Zoologist Menna Jones was used to hearing those the sounds of the Tasmanian devil.
Tammy Forge, head of Australia Zoo's department of native mammals, said the Tasmanian devil was at a real risk of extinction.

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