Sarcophilus laniarius (Owen, 1838), Wellington caves (Pleistocene), Australia.
Length 22.4-25.7 in (570-652 mm). Black throughout with coarse lengthy fur on medium-length tail; white markings most typical on chest in addition to on shoulders and rump; strong construct with huge head, sloping hindquarters, and really brief legs; fats storage in tail.
The island of Tasmania, Australia.
Open forests and woodlands.
Social, however could be solitary; aggregates at carcasses. Promiscuous mating system.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Predator and specialised scavenger. Medium-sized mammals comparable to wallabies and possums.
Lives up to 5 - 6 years within the wild. Up to 4 younger from ages two to six. Probably promiscuous.