Dasyurus

noun Dasy·u·rus \ˌdasēˈyu̇rəs\

Definition of Dasyurus

  1. :  a genus of carnivorous more or less arboreal marsupials of Australia and Tasmania that includes several moderate-sized active animals that have white-spotted dark coats and somewhat resemble weasels or martens — see native cat

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Origin and Etymology of dasyurus

New Latin, from dasy- + -urus


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