OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Western quoll.
Dasyurus geoffroii (Gould, 1841), Liverpool Plains, New South Wales, Australia.
Brown above, mild beneath, with conspicuous white spots on physique, and bushy tail black on distal half.
Formerly western two-thirds of inland Australia. Now restricted to 9 localities (together with reintroduction websites) within the excessive southwest.
Open, dry eucalypt forests, woodlands, and shrublands. Formerly deserts.
Solitary. Females preserve an unique core vary that overlaps with a number of males.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Primarily bugs, additionally birds, mammals, and reptiles. Can kill vertebrate prey bigger than physique measurement.
Up to six younger. Longevity within the wild hardly ever greater than three years. Probably promiscuous.
Vulnerable. Was Endangered till 1996. Introduced pink foxes are the first reason for decline. Current populations require ongoing fox baiting for his or her survival.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
A nuisance as a predator of poultry.