One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
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