Tiger quolls Dasyurus maculatus, copyright J.-L. Klein & M.-L. Hubert.

Belongs within: Dasyuridae.

The Dasyurinae is a group of carnivorous marsupials including the quolls (marsupial cats), mulgaras and related taxa. Members of this group include the largest living carnivorous marsupials.

Dasyurinae [Parantechini]
| i. s.: Archerium Wroe & Mackness 2000LA02
| `--*A. chinchillaensis Wroe & Mackness 2000LA02
| Ganbulanyi Wroe 1998LA02
| `--*G. djadjinguli Wroe 1998LA02
|--Dasyuroides Spencer 1896FS15, LA02
| |--*D. byrnei Spencer 1896LA02
| `--D. achilpatna Archer 1982LA02
`--+--+--Pseudantechinus Tate 1947FS15, R64
| | |--P. bilarni (Johnson 1954)FS15, K91
| | `--+--P. woolleyae Kitchener & Caputi 1988FS15, GM09
| | `--+--P. ningbing (Kitchener 1988)FS15, GM12
| | `--+--*P. macdonnellensis (Spencer 1896)R64, FS15, K91 (see below for synonymy)
| | `--+--P. mimulus (Thomas 1906)FS15, K91 [=Antechinus mimulusA82, Phascogale mimulusK91]
| | `--P. roryi Cooper, Aplin & Adams 2000FS15, GM09
| `--+--Dasykaluta Archer 1982FS15, A82
| | `--*D. rosamondae (Ride 1964)A82, GM09 [=Antechinus rosamondaeA82]
| `--Dasycercus Peters 1875FS15, LA02
| |--*D. cristicauda (Krefft 1867)LA02
| |--D. blythi (Waite 1904)GM09
| |--D. byrneiCB-E04
| |--D. hillieriLA02
| `--D. worboysi Dawson, Muirhead & Wroe 1999LA02
`--+--+--Parantechinus Tate 1947FS15, R64
| | `--*P. apicalisR64 [=Antechinus apicalisA82, Phascogale apicalisR64]
| `--Myoictis Gray 1858CB-E04, LA02
| |--*M. melas (Müller 1840)LA02, FS15, LA02
| `--+--M. wallaceiFS15
| `--+--M. leucuraFS15
| `--M. wavicusFS15
`--+--‘Antechinus’ bilarni Johnson 1954R64 [=Parantechinus bilarniCB-E04]
| |--Neophascogale lorentziFS15
| `--PhascolosorexCB-E04
| |--P. doriaeCB-E04
| `--P. dorsalisCB-E04
`--+--+--Glaucodon Stirton 1957A82, LA02
| | `--*G. ballaratensis Stirton 1957LA02
| `--Sarcophilus Cuvier 1837CB-E04, LA02 [Sarcophilini]
| |--*S. laniarius (Owen 1838)LA02 [=Dasyurus laniariusD82]
| |--S. harrisii (Boitard 1841)K92 [incl. Dasyurus ursinusF82, S. ursinusD82]
| `--S. moornaensis Crabb 1982LA02
`--Dasyurus Geoffroy 1796CB-E04, LA02
| i. s.: D. bowlingiA14
| D. maugeiG42
| D. mordax Owen 1877A82
|--D. hallucatus Gould 1842CB-E04, GM12 (see below for synonymy)
`--+--+--*D. maculatus (Kerr 1792)LA02, CB-E04, LA02 [=Dasyurops maculatusHW82, Viverra maculataG91]
| `--D. dunmalli Bartholomai 1971LA02
`--+--D. albopunctatus Schlegel 1880FS15, APB99 [=Satanellus albopunctatusA82]
`--+--D. viverrinus (Shaw 1800)FS15, R64 [=Didelphis viverrinaR64, Dasyurinus viverrinusA82]
`--+--D. geoffroii Gould 1841FS15, BD-D09
| |--D. g. geoffroiiA82
| `--D. g. fortisA82
`--D. spartacusCB-E04

Dasyurus hallucatus Gould 1842CB-E04, GM12 [=Satanellus hallucatusTL70; incl. Mustela quoll Zimmermann 1783 (nom. rej.)MR84, Dasyurus quollR64]

*Pseudantechinus macdonnellensis (Spencer 1896)R64, FS15, K91 [=Antechinus macdonnellensisA82, Parantechinus macdonnellensisK91, Phascogale macdonnellensisR64]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[A14] Anderson, W. 1914. Notes on the occurrence of the sand-rock containing bones of extinct species of marsupials (emu, kangaroo, wombat, etc.) on King Island, Bass Strait, Tasmania. Records of the Australian Museum 10 (9): 275–283.

[APB99] Aplin, K. P., J. M. Pasveer & W. E. Boles. 1999. Late Quaternary vertebrates from the Bird’s Head Peninsula, Irian Jaya, Indonesia, including descriptions of two previously unknown marsupial species. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 57: 351–387.

[A82] Archer, M. 1982. Review of the dasyurid (Marsupialia) fossil record, integration of data bearing on phylogenetic interpretation, and suprageneric classification. In: Archer, M. (ed.) Carnivorous Marsupials vol. 2 pp. 397–443. Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.

[BD-D09] Beveridge, I. & M.-C. Durette-Desset. 2009. A new species of the nematode genus Copemania (Nematoda: Trichostrongylida), parasitic in the western quoll, Dasyurus geoffroii and short-nosed bandicoot, Isoodon obesulus from south-western Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 25 (3): 345–349.

[CB-E04] Cardillo, M., O. R. P. Bininda-Emonds, E. Boakes & A. Purvis. 2004. A species-level phylogenetic supertree of marsupials. Journal of Zoology 264: 11–31.

[D82] Dawson, L. 1982. Taxonomic status of fossil devils (Sarcophilus, Dasyuridae, Marsupialia) from Late Quaternary eastern Australian localities. In: Archer, M. (ed.) Carnivorous Marsupials vol. 2 pp. 517–525. Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.

[FS15] Faurby, S., & J.-C. Svenning. 2015. A species-level phylogeny of all extant and late Quaternary extinct mammals using a novel heuristic-hierarchical Bayesian approach. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 84: 14–26.

[F82] Finch, M. E. 1982. The discovery and interpretation of Thylacoleo carnifex (Thylacoleonidae, Marsupialia). In: Archer, M. (ed.) Carnivorous Marsupials vol. 2 pp. 537–551. Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.

[GM09] Gibson, L. A., & N. L. McKenzie. 2009. Environmental associations of small ground-dwelling mammals in the Pilbara region, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 78 (1): 91–122.

[GM12] Gibson, L. A., & N. L. McKenzie. 2012. Occurrence of non-volant mammals on islands along the Kimberley coast of Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 81: 15–40.

[G42] Gould, J. 1842. Characters of a new species of Perameles, and a new species of Dasyurus. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 10: 41–42.

[G91] Groves, C. P. 1991. A Theory of Human and Primate Evolution revised ed. Clarendon Press: Oxford.

[HW82] Harding, H. R., P. A. Woolley, C. D. Shorey & F. N. Carrick. 1982. Sperm ultrastructure, spermiogenesis and epididymal sperm maturation in dasyurid marsupials: phylogenetic implications. In: Archer, M. (ed.) Carnivorous Marsupials vol. 2 pp. 659–673. Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.

[K91] Kitchener, D. J. 1991. Pseudantechinus mimulus (Thomas, 1906) (Marsupialia, Dasyuridae): rediscovery and redescription. Records of the Western Australian Museum 15 (1): 191–202.

[K92] Klompen, J. S. H. 1992. Phylogenetic relationships in the mite family Sarcoptidae (Acari: Astigmata). Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 180: i–vi, 1–154.

[LA02] Long, J., M. Archer, T. Flannery & S. Hand. 2002. Prehistoric Mammals of Australia and New Guinea: One Hundred Million Years of Evolution. University of New South Wales Press: Sydney.

[MR84] Mahoney, J. A., & W. D. L. Ride. 1984. The identity of Captain Cook’s quoll Mustela quoll Zimmermann, 1783 (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae). Australian Mammalogy 7: 57–62.

[R64] Ride, W. D. L. 1964. A list of mammals described from Australia between the years 1933 and 1963 (comprising newly proposed names and additions to the Australian faunal list). Australian Mammal Society Bulletin 7 (Suppl.): 1–15.

[TL70] Turnbull, W. D. & E. L. Lundelius Jr. 1970. The Hamilton fauna: a Late Pliocene mammalian fauna from the Grange Burn, Victoria, Australia. Fieldiana Geology 19: 1–163.

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