Tiger quoll sitting on a log

Tiger quoll

Tiger quolls are the largest carnivorous marsupials on the Australian mainland, but on Tasmania they are dwarfed by the Tasmanian devil.

Scientific name: Dasyurus maculatus

Rank: Species

Common names:

Spotted-tailed quoll

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Map showing the distribution of the Tiger quoll taxa

Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.


The following habitats are found across the Tiger quoll distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.


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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web

Conservation Status

Near Threatened

  1. EX - Extinct
  2. EW
  3. CR - Threatened
  4. EN - Threatened
  5. VU - Threatened
  6. NT
  7. LC - Least concern

Population trend: Decreasing

Year assessed: 2008

Classified by: IUCN 3.1


  1. Life
  2. Animals
  3. Vertebrates
  4. Mammals
  5. Dasyuromorphia
  6. Dasyurid marsupials
  7. Dasyurus
  8. Tiger quoll

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