any of various mouse-sized to rat-sized marsupials of the family Dasyuridae, occurring in Australia, New Guinea, and Tasmania: some species are rare or endangered.
the mouselike crested-tailed Dasycercus cristicauda of Australian deserts.
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- marston moor,
- marston, john,
- marsupial bone,
- marsupial mole,
Also called marsupial rat.
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any mouselike insectivorous marsupial of the subfamily Phascogalinae: family Dasyuridae
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