Definitions of dasyurid
  1. noun
    small carnivorous nocturnal marsupials of Australia and Tasmania
    synonyms: dasyurid marsupial
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    any of several more or less arboreal marsupials somewhat resembling martens
    Tasmanian tiger, Tasmanian wolf, Thylacinus cynocephalus, thylacine
    rare doglike carnivorous marsupial of Tasmania having stripes on its back; probably extinct
    Sarcophilus hariisi, Tasmanian devil, ursine dasyure
    small ferocious carnivorous marsupial having a mostly black coat and long tail
    marsupial mouse, marsupial rat, pouched mouse
    any of numerous small sharp-nosed insectivorous marsupials superficially resembling mice or rats
    Myrmecobius fasciatus, anteater, banded anteater, numbat
    small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct
    Dasyurus quoll, eastern dasyure
    a variety of dasyure
    Dasyurus viverrinus, native cat
    carnivorous arboreal cat-like marsupials of Australia and Tasmania
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    marsupial, pouched mammal
    mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) containing the teats where the young are fed and carried
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