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Order Dasyuromorphia

Family Dasyuridae

Scientific Name

Dasyurus viverrinus

Other Names

Eastern native cat

Thumbnail Description

They spend the day resting in burrows, although they may also use natural rock crevices or hollow tree trunks

Size and Weight

Adults:

HEAD-BODY LENGTH: (males) 53 to 66 cm (21 to 26 in) (females) 48 to 58 cm (19 to 23 in)

TAIL: (males) 20 to 28 cm (7.9 to 11.0 in) (females) 17 to 24 cm (6.7 to 9.4 in)

WEIGHT: (males) 1.1 kg (2.4 lb) (females) 0.7 kg (1.5 lb)

Habitat

Rainforest, heathland, alpine areas, scrub; altitude 1,500 m (4,900 ft)

Distribution

Tasmania

Diet

Insects, small mammals, birds, reptiles

Reproduction

20

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

7 years

Baby Name

Joey

Predators

Unknown

Speed

Unknown

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Nocturnal, terrestrial

Conservation Status

Near Threatened

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