Tiger quoll

Tiger quoll[1]
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Dasyuromorphia
Family: Dasyuridae
Genus: Dasyurus
D. maculatus
Binomial name
Dasyurus maculatus
(Kerr, 1792)
  • Dasyurus maculatus maculatus
  • Dasyurus maculatus gracilis
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Range of the tiger quoll

The tiger quoll (Dasyurus maculatus), also known as the spotted-tail quoll, the spotted quoll, the spotted-tail dasyure, native cat or the tiger cat, is a carnivorous marsupial of the quoll genus Dasyurus native to Australia. With males and females weighing around 3.5 and 1.8 kg (7.7 and 4.0 lb), respectively, it is the world's second-largest extant carnivorous marsupial, behind the Tasmanian devil. Two subspecies are recognised; the nominate is found in wet forests of southeastern Australia and Tasmania, and a northern subspecies, D. m. gracilis, is found in a small area of northern Queensland and is endangered.

  1. ^ Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 25. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ Burnett, S.; Dickman, C. (2018). "Dasyurus maculatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T6300A21946847. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T6300A21946847.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
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