The carnivorous marsupials belong to the order Dasyuromorphia which includes the Dasyuridae (quolls, devils, antechinuses) and Thylacinidae (thylacine) families, and the bandicoots belong to the order Peramelemorphia and the family Peramelidae.
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- Swamp AntechinusThe swamp antechinus is a similar weight to its relative, the dusky antechinus, but is distinguished by its slightly shorter snout.
- Tasmanian DevilThe world's largest surviving carnivorous marsupial, the devil has a thick-set, squat build, with a relatively large, broad head and short, thick tail. Devil Facial Tumour Disease threatens the existence of this internationally-recognised icon.
- Tasmanian TigerThe thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger, is one of the most fabled animals in the world. Yet, despite its fame, it is one of the least understood of Tasmania's native animals.
- Tasmania's Carnivorous MarsupialsThere are over 40 species of carnivorous marsupials - six are found in Tasmania.