Tasmainien deil

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Tasmanie deil
A Tasmanian devil
Scientific classification edit
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Infracless: Marsupialia
Order: Dasyuromorphia
Faimily: Dasyuridae
Genus: Sarcophilus
Species: S. harrisii
Binomial name
Sarcophilus harrisii
(Boitard, 1841)
A cairt wi ane muckle island (Tasmainie) and twa smawer islands north o it. Aw o Tasmainie is colourit in, but the watters and smaw islands isna; the Tasmainien deil disna bide thare.
Scowth o the Tasmainien deil (grey)

The Tasmainien deil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is a carnivorous marsupial. It is the maist muckle livin carnivorous marsupial in the warld. The Tasmainien deil wis foond in mainland Austrailie til 3000 year syne; it bides anely in Tasmainie nou.

The Tasmainien deil is aboot the size o a middlin dug (~12 kg).

The Tasmainien deil hunts ither marsupials (the likes o smaw kangaroos, wallabies an wombats), sheep, kinnens an birds. It eats fish, reptiles, insects an sindry plants as weel. The muckle feck o the Tasmainien deil's fuid is deid craiturs.

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  1. Hawkins, C.E.; McCallum, H.; Mooney, N.; Jones, M.; Holdsworth, M. (2008). "Sarcophilus harrisii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T40540A10331066. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T40540A10331066.en. Retrieved 27 August 2016.CS1 maint: uises authors parameter (link) Listed as Endangered (EN A2be+3e v3.1)