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Dasyurus hallucatus (Northern Quoll)

Wikipedia Abstract

The northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus), also known as the northern native cat, the satanellus, the North Australian native cat or the njanmak (in the indigenous Mayali language), is a carnivorous marsupial native to Australia.
View Wikipedia Record: Dasyurus hallucatus

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Dasyurus hallucatus

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.35
EDGE Score: 4.07


Adult Weight [1]  1.157 lbs (525 g)
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Ectothermic [2]  20 %
Diet - Endothermic [2]  30 %
Diet - Fruit [2]  10 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  40 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Female Maturity [1]  10 months 15 days
Male Maturity [1]  10 months 15 days
Litter Size [1]  7
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  6 years
Weaning [1]  90 days


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kakadu National Park II 4744348 Northern Territory, Australia
Prince Regent River Nature Reserve Ia 1428602 Western Australia, Australia  

Prey / Diet

Conilurus penicillatus (Brush-tailed rabbit rat)[3]
Litoria australis (Northern Snapping Frog)[3]
Litoria caerulea (Australian Green Treefrog)[3]


Boopia uncinata[4]


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Adelaide Zoo
Healesville Sanctuary
Perth Zoological Gardens
Taronga Zoo
Territory Wildlife Park (Berry Springs

Range Map



External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Species Profile and Threats Database, Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
4Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
6International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License