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- n. Any carnivorous marsupial of the family Dasyuridae
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- n. small carnivorous nocturnal marsupials of Australia and Tasmania
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Many other species, such as dasyurid mammals, also undergo dramatic population increases during better seasons, followed by population crashes in drier times when they possibly retreat to refuge areas.
Many species, such as dasyurid carnivores, bats, owls, and cockatoos are particularly dependent on large areas of old growth eucalypt forest.
Around 1910, a distemper-like disease reportedly struck among several smaller predators, the eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus, also known as the native cat) and the spotted-tailed quoll (Dasyurus maculatus), two species within the dasyurid family of marsupials.