Marsupial mice and cats Tasmanian devil

(Dasyuridae)

Class Mammalia Order Dasyuormorphia Family Dasyuridae

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A large family of quadrupedal, predatory insectivores and carnivores, ranges in size from minute to medium

Size

1.8-25.7 in (46-652 mm); 0.07 oz-28.7 lb (2 g-13 kg)

Number of genera, species

17 genera; 69 species

Habitat

Occupy all terrestrial habitats in Australia and Papua New Guinea

Conservation status

Endangered: 6 species; Vulnerable: 9 species; Lower Risk: 4 species; Data Deficient: 9 species

Distribution

All of Australia, Tasmania, and Papua New Guinea, including close offshore islands

Distribution

All of Australia, Tasmania, and Papua New Guinea, including close offshore islands

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