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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Dasyuridae — the phascogales.
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The largest numbers of chudditch (Dasyurus geoffroii VU) are found in jarrah forest, while brush-tailed phascogales (Phascogale tapoatafa) are arboreal forest-dwellers, and the quokka (Setonix brachyurus VU) inhabits dense moist vegetation, often near swamps.
A number of endangered or restricted range mammals are found in this ecoregion, including the numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus VU), chuditch (Dasyurus geoffroii VU), woylie (Bettongia penicillata), tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii), ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus occidentalis VU), southern brown bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus), and red-tailed phascogales (Phascogale calura EN).
Other species with notable disjunct distributions on the Pellew Islands include the canefield rat (Rattus sordidus) (the only known occurrence in the Northern Territory), the vulnerable Carpentarian pseudantechinus (Pseudantechinus mimulus), brush-tailed phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa) and northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus).