Dasyurus


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Dasyurus

 

a genus of mammals of the family Dasyuridae. The body measures 25–75 cm in length, and the tail 20–35 cm. The fur is short and thick. The coloration on the back varies from gray-yellow to black-brown with white spots. The rear-opening pouch develops during the breeding season. The genus includes four species, which are distributed in Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea. Members of the genus Dasyurus inhabit forests and open plains and are sometimes encountered in human habitation sites. The animals are active at night and use openings in rocks and tree hollows as shelters. They feed on small vertebrates and invertebrates. The female bears four to eight young. The eastern Australian native cat (Dasyurus quoll) is very rare. Some zoologists ascribe the species of Dasyurus to four different genera while others consider them the only representatives of the genus Myoictis.

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Uniformity in relative proportions among skull, axial skeleton, and limbs is maintained across the larger carnivorous marsupials (Keast 1982), and on skull dimensions Dasyurus, Sarcophilus, and Thylacinus group together, distinct from the families of eutherian carnivores (Werdelin 1986).
Relatively complete developmental series of five eutherians, Mus musculus (Rodentia), Felis domestica (Carnivora), Sus scrofa (Artiodactyla), Manis javanica (Pholidota), and Tupaia javanica (Scandentia), and four metatherians, Monodelphis domestica (Didelphidae), Macropus eugenii (Macropodidae), Dasyurus viverrinus (Dasyuridae), and Perameles nasuta (Peramelidae) were examined.
Parasites of the carnivorous marsupial Dasyurus geoffroii and the influence of translocation.--Honours thesis, Murdoch Univ.
To test our hypotheses, we studied plant selection, dry matter digestibility (DMD), and energy relations in three gerbilline rodents (Muridae: Gerbillinae; Wilson and Reeder 1993): Henleyi's gerbil (Gerbillus henleyi; body mass 8-12 g), one of the smallest rodent species; the rock gerbil (Gerbillus dasyurus; body mass 20-33 g); and the fat jird (Meriones crassus; body mass 50-110 g).
Spencer's terms for them were, respectively, Dromaeus minor; Phascolomys ursinus; and Dasyurus bowlingi (Spencer and Kershaw 1910).
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It is surrounded by a predator-barrier fence and contains a variety of mammals including the eastern barred bandicoot, southern brown bandicoot Isoodon obesulus, long-nosed potoroo Potorous tridactylus, rufous bettong Aepyprymnus rufescens, Tasmanian pademelon, eastern grey kangaroo, swamp wallaby Wallabia bicolor, common brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula and eastern quoll Dasyurus viverrinus.
La frecuencia de los tipos de cambios observados, difieren de lo evidenciado en otros mamiferos con fuertes tendencias carnivoras, como el marsupial Dasyurus albopunctatus (Flores et al., 2006).
While five medium-sized mammals were recorded, those not identified were the water rat (Hydromys chrysogaster), Southern Brown Bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus), Eastern Barred Bandicoot (Perameles gunnii), Tasmanian Bettong (Bettongia gaimardi), Long-nosed Potoroo (Potorous tridactylus), and the Spotted-tailed Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus).
Although Koolan 2 contains identified remains of Sarcophilus, Thylacine and Dasyurus hallucatus (Northern Quoll), the bone assemblage is much less reduced than that from Serpent's Glen, Puntutjarpa or Intitjikula.
Acomys cahirinus C Acomys russatus C Eliomys melanurus C Gerbillus dasyurus G Gerbillus gerbillus G Gerbillus henleyi G Jaculus jaculus G/F Meriones crassus G/F Mus musculus O Psammomys obesus F Sekeetamys calurus G/F