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Marsupial Mice and Tasmanian Devil Cats: Dasyuridae

Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Brush-tailed Phascogale (phascogale Tapoatafa): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, CATS MARSUPIAL MICE TASMANIAN DEVIL AND PEOPLE,


Members of Dasyuridae live in Australia, New Guinea, and Tasmania, and can also be found on some small islands in that area of the Pacific.

Members of this family usually do not have much direct interaction with people. Some species, however, have been thought to kill livestock and because of this have been hunted by farmers.

No species in this family are known to be extinct, but many, such as the Kangaroo Island dunnart, are Endangered. Animals that are considered Endangered face a very high risk of becoming extinct in the wild. Many other members of this family are Vulnerable, facing a high risk of extinction in the wild. There are some species in this family that scientists do not yet have enough information about to know if they are endangered or not.

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