from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The typical genus of the subfamily Dasyurinæ, formerly coextensive with the subfamily, now restricted by the exclusion of Thylacinus and Sarcophilus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun the type genus of the family Dasyuridae: native cats.
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- noun type genus of the family Dasyuridae: native cats
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Common rodents are gerbil Gerbillus dasyurus and the Sundevall's jird Meriones crassus.
The animals were not numerous; he gives kangaroo, wolf (the dingo or native dog), bats (flying foxes), wild cats (dasyurus), and opossums.
a dasyurus (Figure 2 Plate 51) it can scarcely be doubted that this part of the skeleton was imbedded in the cement when the ligaments still bound the bones together.
The various species of kangaroo, phascolomys, dasyurus, and perameles, the flying phalangers, the ornithorynchi, and echidnæ, have astonished naturalists by the strangeness of their conformations, which presented proportions contrary to all former rules, and were incapable of being arranged under any of the systems then in use. "