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Eastern Quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus)

Posted on Mar 1, 2012 by in Marsupials | 15 comments


Dasyurus viverrinusBy Coco

Hi Daily Mammal readers, this is Coco, and I am now an official Daily Mammal contributor.!! Yay Coco!!

Above is my FIRST mammal that I posted on my own. Let me tell you about it!

  • What does Dasyurus mean? It means hairy tail. Quolls’ tails are 20-35cm long.
  • They are about the size of a cat.
  • They live on the ground in rocks and small spaces. If needed they can climb trees but they aren’t very good at it.
  • They are only found in Australia or New Guinea. They are usually found in the forest.
  • Females breed in winter. She has up to 30 pups but only has 6 teats to feed with. The other 24 pups die.:(
  • How big is a newborn Quoll? The size of a grain of rice!!!:O
  • They are marsupials which means they have a pouch.
  • They are nocturnal.
  • What do they eat? They eat birds, small mammals, lizards, insects, and fruit.
  • Quolls can be brown with white spots or black with white spots.
  • They are endangered.
  • From the videos I saw they are really fast runners!


  1. Great first post, Coco! That’s a great drawing, and I like how much information you found on the quoll!

    Keep up the great work! I’m looking forward to seeing more from you soon!


  2. Great job, Coco!!!! I had never heard of a quoll, but it sounds like a very interesting animal. I love your drawing of the quoll!! Keep up the good work!!!!!

    • Thank you Yansci! I will be trying to post everyday so be prepared!!:D

  3. Who knew? I’ve never heard of a quoll. Very interesting and I love the drawing. Thanks for sharing this.

    • Sheila, It’s a very interesting animal indeed! Thank you very much!! I’m looking forward to doing another write up and drawing today! Thanks for the comment!

  4. Thanks for posting, Coco. It is great!

    • Grace,Thank you! I’m going to have a new one today please look at it if you can.

  5. This is a beautiful drawing, Coco!!!
    I had never heard of quolls so I appreciate the information you provided.
    I look forward to more great mammal art from you!!

  6. Very nice work, Coco, both the drawing and the information, Boy, those babies start out tiny, don’t they?

  7. Great post, Coco!

    Whenever I check Daily Mammal, I think of my mentor and long-time chair of the Biology dept at Swarthmore, a mammalogist. We would be so proud of Jennifer and Coco!

  8. HE would be so proud of Jennifer and Coco!

    (We are already proud!) ;)

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