Definition of marsupial cat in English:

marsupial cat


  • A white-spotted catlike marsupial related to the quolls, native to New Guinea.

    Dasyurus albopunctatus, family Dasyuridae

    • ‘It therefore appears that there may be four giant marsupial cat species roaming the Blue Mountains wilds.’
    • ‘Many marsupial cat species have declined greatly in abundance and range because of habitat loss and predation by introduced placental mammals, such as cats and foxes.’
    • ‘Adding insult to ecosystem injury, the poisonous toad instantly kills any predator that attempts to eat it, particularly the quoll, Australia's marsupial cat, and giant native lizards.’