Definition of dasyure in English:
Another term for quoll.
- In Australia the dasyures, small weasellike marsupials, are called ‘native cats’
- Dasyures have often been compared to cats. They are about the same size, nocturnal, look slightly similar, and prey on many of the same creatures
- As I'm sure you know, marsupials and higher mammals have parallel evolutionary branches that mirror each other: cats and dasyures, hyenas and Tasmanian devils, wolves and Tasmanian wolves.
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