Killing behavior of devils is different in some respects to quolls, and this is reflected in the weaker patterning of canine strength in the larger dasyurid guild.
The impact of and relationships between dingoes and the large dasyurid carnivores need to be investigated.
The dasyurid dentition and its relationships to that of Didelphids, Thylacinids, Borhyaenids (Marsupicarnivora) and Peramelids (Peramelina: Marsupialia).
Some observations on the killing and eating of prey by two dasyurid marsupials: the Mulgara, Dasycercus cristicauda, and the Tasmanian Devil, Sarcophilus harrisi.
The four species of dasyurids (three quolls and the devil) and the thylacine are defined as a guild on the basis of a similar diet (primarily vertebrate prey), similar limb morphology, and hence locomotor function, leading to broad similarities in foraging behavior, and sympatric and synchronous activity (see Dayan et al.
The smaller species of dasyurids, the marsupial mice, Antechinus spp.
Because dasyurids and presumptively also thylacinids produce only one set of teeth during their life, full dental rupture occurs when individuals are only two-thirds grown.
Four families of marsupial are represented in the Australian deserts: the rabbit bandicoot (Thylacomyi-dae), the dasyurid marsupial carnivores (Dasyuridae), the marsupial moles (Notoryctidae) and the kangaroos and wallabies (Macropodidae).
The dasyurid marsupial carnivores are represented in the desert by many species, all with pointed snouts and an insectivorous or carnivorous diet; they all nest in an underground burrow, but they move around on the surface.
Michael Archer, formerly associated with the WA Museum, introduced the native name Ningaui for a new genus of previously overlooked dasyurid species (Archer 1975).
Archer M (1975) Ningaui, a new genus of tiny dasyurids (Marsupialia) and two new species, N.