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Dasyuromorphia (dasyuroid marsupials and marsupial carnivores)

Wikipedia Abstract

The order Dasyuromorphia (meaning "hairy tail") comprises most of the Australian carnivorous marsupials, including quolls, dunnarts, the numbat, the Tasmanian devil, and the thylacine. In Australia, the exceptions include the omnivorous bandicoots (order Peramelemorphia) and the marsupial moles (which eat meat but are very different and are now accorded an order of their own, Notoryctemorphia). Numerous South American species of marsupials (orders Didelphimorphia, Paucituberculata, and Microbiotheria) are also carnivorous.
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Dasyuridae (dasyurids) (74)   (4)
Myrmecobiidae (numbat) (1)   (1)
Thylacinidae (Tasmanian wolf and thylacine) (1)

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