quoll

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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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Quolls, Short-beaked Echidnas and Platypus are mediumsize, while Water Rats, rats, Brush-tailed Phascogales, microbats, dunnarts and antechinuses are small predators.
The first eastern quolls in 50 years have been born in the wild on the Australian mainland, with the rice-grain-sized pups offering hope to a species of marsupial devastated by foxes.
By analysing the DNA in the Tiger Quolls' scats you can find information about their sex, diet and distribution.
They are joined in the trees by sugar gliders and other types of possums, while ground-dwelling mammals such as dingoes, northern brown bandicoots, brush-tailed rabbit-rats, and quolls prowl the ground below, along with reptiles such as goannas and numerous venomous snakes.
1999: Phylogeographical population structure of the tiger quolls Dasyurus maculates (Dasyuridae: Marsupialia), an endangered carnivorous marsupial.
Male Northern quolls live fast and die young in a romantic frenzy of long-distance travel.
The scientists' solution - he claimed - is to feed the quolls "cane toad sausages" that have the toads' poison replaced by a drug that makes them sick.
Two rare swift parrots, a yellow-tailed black cockatoo and five quolls -- a carnivorous native cat -- were among the animals still on the loose in what was described as a devastating blow for the zoo s breeding programme.
Even the biggest species, quolls and Tasmanian devils, live only three to four years.'
Around 50,000 visitors a year come to see the wombats, wallabies, quolls, sugar gliders, some 30 varieties of birdlife and the park's star attractions, the Tasmanian devils.
Researchers aren't necessarily dismissing the potential threat of cane toads, as they have had a negative impact on some insect populations and on the country's frog predators, including goannas (monitor lizards), freshwater crocodiles, king brown snakes, and northern quolls, a cat-like marsupial.