Archer M (1975) Ningaui, a new genus of tiny dasyurids (Marsupialia) and two new species, N.
Michael Archer, formerly associated with the WA Museum, introduced the native name Ningaui for a new genus of previously overlooked dasyurid species (Archer 1975).
The major problem with dasyurids is their short life span and slow reproductive rate; she explains.
Dr Diana Fisher of the University of Queensland has worked extensively with dasyurid marsupials (most of Australia's carnivorous marsupials are classified as dasyurid), including antechinuses and phascogales, and is doubtful many native species would make good pets.
In order to root our analyses, we also scored character data from seven species of nondidelphid marsupials that served as outgroups in our analyses: one microbiotheriid (Dromiciops gliroides), two caenolestids (Caenolestes fuliginosus, Rhyncholestes raphanurus), two dasyurids
(Murexia longicaudatus, Sminthopsis crassicaudata), and two peramelids (Echymipera kalubu, Perameles gunni).
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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 cases of the hares, baboons, and dasyurids
, all had been exposed to stressors that they would regularly encounter in nature and thus should be adapted to, while in the case of cougars it is unlikely that they are adapted to repeated hunts with trained dogs.
The four species of dasyurids
(three quolls and the devil) and the thylacine are defined as a guild on the basis of a similar diet (primarily vertebrate prey), similar limb morphology, and hence locomotor function, leading to broad similarities in foraging behavior, and sympatric and synchronous activity (see Dayan et al.
viverrinus and other dasyurids
differentiation is minimal at birth: the eyes are barely visible, retinal pigmentation is absent, and the oral apparatus is poorly defined.
Unlike didelphids and Phalanger (with the P pattern as described above), all of the dasyurids
that we dissected conform to the L pattern, having an aponeurotic sheet to which the tendons of m.
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.