Tiger quoll - largest carnivorous marsupial of Australia

Spotted quoll The Tiger Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus) is a carnivorous marsupial of the order of Dasyuromorphia. It is also known as the Spotted-tail Quoll or the Spotted Quoll and for being the largest carnivorous marsupial in Australia. There are two subspecies: D.m. gracilis and D.m. maculatus. The first is listed as endangered and the last as vulnerable. Male Tiger quolls can reach 7 kilo in weight and grow up to 38 - 76 centimeters in body length while females only reach 4 kilo in weight and 35 - 45 centimeters in length.

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The Spotted-tailed quoll is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Some facts about the
Australian tiger cat

Adult weight : 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 7 years

Female maturity :340 days

Male maturity : 340 days

Gestation : 21 days

Weaning : 135 days

Litter size : 3

Weight at weaning : 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 3 W

Body mass : 1.782 kg (3.9204 lbs)

Temperature : 36.85 °C (98.33 °F)

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