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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the tribe Dasyurini — the Tasmanian devil.


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  • The Tasmanian devil Sarcophilus harrisii is endangered in the wild, due to a...

    PHOTOS: Tasmanian Devils Face Extinction

  • Both the thylacine and the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) were once widespread on mainland Australia, but were eliminated before the arrival of Europeans, presumably through competition with the dingo (Canis lupus dingo), which has never been introduced to Tasmania.

    Tasmanian temperate forests

  • Four of these are endemic to Tasmania including Tasmanian devil Sarcophilus harrisii, the world's largest extant carnivorous marsupial.

    Tasmanian Wilderness, Australia

  • Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), Tasmania, Australia.

    Tasmanian Central Highland forests

  • Note added 2 February: Speaking of the devil, today's Nature reports that progress is being made to control a deadly facial cancer that has been decimating Tasmanian devils Sarcophilus harrisii.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • The Tasmanian Devil Sarcophilus laniarius is a carnivorous marsupial found exclusively on the island of Tasmania, and is the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world.

    Archive 2005-06-19

  • (Sarcophilus harrissi) to extinction within decades.

    American Scientist Online

  • Its Latin name is Sarcophilus harrisii, or "Harris 'meat lover," after the scientist who first studied devils. stories: News

  • Mammals found in the rainforest include the dusky antechinus (Antechinus swainsonii) and the spotted-tail quoll (Dasyurus maculatus), as well as several Tasmanian endemics, including the Tasmanian long-tailed mouse (Pseudomys higginsi), Tasmanian pademelon (Thylogale billardierii), and Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii).

    Tasmanian temperate rain forests

  • “A Population of Devils Sarcophilus harrisii in North-Western Tasmania.”

    The Song of The Dodo


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