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Dasyuridae, family Dasyuridae, family Dasyurinae(noun)
dasyures; native cats; pouched mice; banded anteaters; Tasmanian devils
The Dasyuridae are a family of marsupials native to Australia and New Guinea, including 61 species divided into 15 genera. Many are small and mouse-like, giving them the misnomer marsupial mice, but the group also includes the cat-sized quolls, as well as the Tasmanian devil. They are found in a wide range of habitats, including grassland, forests, and mountains, and some species are arboreal or semiaquatic.
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