Definition of Tasmanian devil in English:

Tasmanian devil

Syllabification: Tas·ma·ni·an dev·il
Pronunciation: /tazˈmānēən, -ˈmānyən


  • A heavily built marsupial with a large head, powerful jaws, and mainly black fur, found only in Tasmania. It is slow-moving and aggressive, feeding mainly on carrion.
    • Sarcophilus harrisii, family Dasyuridae
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    • For instance, today's red kangaroos and Tasmanian devils are much smaller than their fossil counterparts.
    • This group includes all of the pouched animals, such as opossums, kangaroos, and Tasmanian devils.
    • The only substantial mammalian predator on Kangaroo Island, the Tasmanian devil, is known only from the fossil record.

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