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Eastern Quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus)


Fancourt, B, Eastern Quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus), Wild pp. 16. ISSN 1030-469X (2011) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Once widespread throughout southeastern Australia, the eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) is now found only in Tasmania. Mainland populations suffered a rapid and severe decline in numbers around the early 1900s. While they persisted at relatively low densities for several decades, eastern quolls are now considered locally extinct with the last confirmed sighting occurring in the Sydney suburb of Vaucluse in 1963. Definitive reasons for their demise are not currently understood, although disease, persecution, secondary poisoning and predation by foxes have all been implicated.

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Terrestrial Ecology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments
UTAS Author:Fancourt, B (Miss Bronwyn Fancourt)
ID Code:75289
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2012-01-20
Last Modified:2015-10-07

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