Eastern Quoll

Dasyurus viverrinus (Shaw, 1800)

Thick and soft dark brown, ginger to black coloured fur. White spots cover the body, except for the bushy tail which has no spots but may have a white tip

How to identify Dasyurus viverrinus?

What habitats does Dasyurus viverrinus live in?

Found across a range of habitat types including rainforest, alpine, dry sclerophyll, heathland and scrub often around farmland

What is the distribution of Dasyurus viverrinus?

Eastern Australia, However now mainly restricted to Tasmania

How big does Dasyurus viverrinus grow?

Can grow to around 60cm long

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