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- proper noun A taxonomic
genuswithin the family Dasyuridae.
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The abundance of granivorous rodents and the occurrence of marsupial genera (e.g., species of Planigale and Sminthhopsis) that dominate dry habitats of modern Australia suggest that if rainforest was present, it was confined to refugia within the region.
Three of these species, the Papuan planigale (Planigale novaeguineae), the bronze quoll (Dasyurus spartacus), and the dusky pademelon (Thylogale brunii) are considered vulnerable.
Small carnivorous marsupials, typically including the long-tailed planigale (Planigale ingrami) and the stripe-faced dunnart (Sminthopsis macroura), are among the most abundant mammals using this subterranean shelter.