A rat-sized carnivorous marsupial with a pointed snout, large eyes, and a short crested tail, native to central Australia.
- Dasycercus cristicauda, family Dasyuridae.
- It is believed that the population of the mulgara is dependent on the quality of each season.
- The marsupial mole has no eyes and burrows in the sand, while the mulgara is a sharp-toothed, insect-eating animal.
- A mulgara avoids exposure to heat during the hot part of the day by remaining in its burrow.
1940s: probably from Wangganguru (an Aboriginal language) mardagura.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: mul|gara
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.