marsupial mouse


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marsupial mouse

n
(Animals) any mouselike insectivorous marsupial of the subfamily Phascogalinae: family Dasyuridae
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Noun1.marsupial mouse - any of numerous small sharp-nosed insectivorous marsupials superficially resembling mice or ratsmarsupial mouse - any of numerous small sharp-nosed insectivorous marsupials superficially resembling mice or rats
dasyurid, dasyurid marsupial - small carnivorous nocturnal marsupials of Australia and Tasmania
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Interestingly, marsupials with the L pattern have remarkable claw development (indeed, Neophascogale is known as the "long-clawed marsupial mouse").
Re-establishing shelter on the reserves through the removal of cattle and camels, burning in a mosaic pattern, and controlling cats and foxes will go a long way to ensure the survival of species like the vulnerable Mulgara (a small but feisty carnivorous marsupial mouse).