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Spatial and social organization of a carnivorous marsupial Dasyurus hallucatus (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae)

Oakwood, M


The northern quoll Dasyurus hallucatus is a sexually dimorphic carnivorous marsupial found in northern Australia. Despite males weighing up to 1120 g, in at least some populations all males die after mating. Radio-tracking and live-trapping at a lowland savanna site in Kakadu National Park indicated that females occupied home ranges averaging 35 ha with intra-sexually exclusive denning areas. There was some overlap of foraging ranges when the density was 3-4 females/km2, but no overlap during...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Zoology
DOI: 10.1017/S0952836902000833


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