dasyurid

dasyurid

noun
small carnivorous nocturnal marsupials of Australia and Tasmania [syn: dasyurid marsupial
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dasyurid

any member of a family (Dasyuridae) of marsupial mammals that includes the native cats, marsupial mice and rats, and their allies. All of the approximately 50 species occur in New Guinea, the Aru Islands, Australia, and Tasmania.

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