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Australian Antechinuses, Quolls, Dunnarts, Tasmanian Devil



Antechinuses, Quolls, Dunnarts, Tasmanian Devil

Agile Antechinus
(Antechinus agilis)
Agile Antechinus
The Agile Antechinus is a small carnivorous marsupial of the Dasyurid family. It is greyish brown above and pale below. It has hairy thin tail. It is very similar to the Brown Antechinus (Antechinus stuartii), and used to be considered to be the... Click to continue>
Brown Antechinus
(Antechinus stuartii)
Brown Antechinus
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Dusky Antechinus
(Antechinus swainsonii)
Dusky Antechinus
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Fawn Antechinus
(Antechinus bellus)
Fawn Antechinus
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Yellow-footed Antechinus
(Antechinus flavipes)
Yellow-footed Antechinus
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Eastern Quoll
(Dasyurus viverrinus)
Eastern Quoll
The Eastern Quoll has black or brown fur with white spots. It has no spots on the tail, unlike the Tiger Quoll. Click to continue>
Tiger Quoll
(Dasyurus maculatus)
Tiger Quoll
The Tiger Quoll is reddish brown or dark brown above with white spots. The only Quoll with a spotted tail.
It spends most of its time on the ground, but is a good climber. Populations have decreased in recent years - dogs, foxes, land-clearing... Click to continue>
Fat-tailed False Antechinus
(Pseudantechinus macdonnelliensis)
Fat-tailed False Antechinus
The Fat-tailed False Antechinus is greyish brown with reddish colour patches behind the ears. It is pale underneath. The tail conical shape with fat base. Click to continue>
Tasmanian Devil
(Sarcophilus harrisii)
Tasmanian Devil
The Tasmanian Devil is the largest surviving carnivorous marsupial in the world. It has a thick-set, squat build, with a relatively large, broad head and short, thick tail. The fur is mainly black, but white markings often occur on the rump and... Click to continue>

Numbat

Numbat
(Myrmecobius fasciatus)
Numbat
The Numbat is a red-brown marsupial with six or seven vertical white bars on the back. It has a black stripe along the head. The snout is pointed , and they have a small mouth and a long, sticky tongue . The long bushy tail resembles a bottlebrush Click to continue>

Thylacine

Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine)
(Thylacinus cynocephalus)
Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine)
The Tasmanian Tiger is extinct - the last Tasmanian Tiger in captivity died in 1936. There are still some who hold out hope that it may still survive in remote parts of Tasmania, but this is extremely unlikely. The tiger is a sandy colour with brown... Click to continue>


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