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marsupial cat

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Definition of marsupial cat in English:

noun

A white-spotted catlike marsupial related to the quolls, native to New Guinea.
  • Dasyurus albopunctatus, family Dasyuridae
Example sentences
  • Adding insult to ecosystem injury, the poisonous toad instantly kills any predator that attempts to eat it, particularly the quoll, Australia's marsupial cat, and giant native lizards.
  • Many marsupial cat species have declined greatly in abundance and range because of habitat loss and predation by introduced placental mammals, such as cats and foxes.
  • It therefore appears that there may be four giant marsupial cat species roaming the Blue Mountains wilds.

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