dasyurids

dasyurids

carnivorous marsupials in the family Dasyuridae. Includes Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), the Tasmanian tiger (Thylacinus cynocephalus), the smaller Australian Eastern native cat (Dasyurus quoll) and marsupial rats (Phascogale spp.).
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The major problem with dasyurids is their short life span and slow reproductive rate; she explains.
Relative importance of plague rodents and dasyurids as prey of Barn Owls in central Australia.
The smaller dasyurids (Australian carnivorous marsupials) have a precarious start in life because the female only has six teats, but gives birth to 12 or more young.
In the middens, the scientists found material derived from the prey of such predators as small dasyurids (carnivorous marsupials), dingoes, birds of prey, bats, lizards, snakes and feral cats and foxes.