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Australian Faunal Directory
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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:dd25b072-9f1e-4f62-a095-f6f118915035

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

Data Links

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WMS

To use WMS services, copy and paste the following GetCapabilities URL into your OGC client (e.g. uDIG, ESRI ArcGIS)
http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Sarcophilus harrisii
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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Terrestrial Habitats
Conservation status
AUEndangered
TASEndangered
IUCNEndangered

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Description

The Tasmanian Devil is the largest surviving carnivorous marsupial in the world. It has a thick-set, squat build, with a relatively large, broad head and short, thick tail. The fur is mainly black, but white markings often occur on the rump and chest. Body size also varies greatly, depending on the diet and habitat. ... source: OZ Animals

Online resources

Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Video Page Url, Images
Flickr EOL
Images, Occurrence record, Video Page Url
OZ Animals
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat, Diet, Reproduction
Wikipedia
Images

Species Lists

State emblems
Emblem type: animal
State: Tasmania
Australian iconic species
EPBC_list_02072013
IUCN red list 2011.2

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Sarcophilus harrisii

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Didelphis ursina Harris, 1808 Harris, 1808
Published in: Harris, G.P. 1808. Description of two new species of Didelphis from Van Diemen's Land. Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. Ser. 1 Vol. 9 pp. 174-178 pl. 19
Sarcophilus ursinus (Harris, 1808)
Published in: Cuvier, G.L.C.F.D. 1837. in Geoffroy [Saint-Hilaire], É. & Cuvier, F. Histoire Naturelle des Mammifères, avec figures originales, coloriées, dessinées d'après des animaux vivants. (=Tome septième). Livr. 70 Paris : Blaise Vol. quatrième
Sarcophilus ursinus (Harris, 1808) (Harris, 1808)
Ursinus harrisii Boitard, 1841 Boitard, 1841
Published in: Boitard, [P.] 1841. Le Jardin des Plantes. Description et Moeurs des Mammifères de la Ménagerie et du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle Précédé d'une Introduction Historique, Descriptive et Pittoresque par M.J. Janin Paris : J.J. Dubochet et Ce lxvi pp. lxvi, 472 pp.
Sarcophilus satanicus Thomas, 1903 Thomas, 1903
Published in: Thomas, O. 1903. Note on the technical name of the Tasmanian Devil. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. Ser. 7 Vol. 11 pp. 289

Common Names

Common name Source
Tasmanian Devil
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
class
MAMMALIA
subclass
MARSUPIALIA
order
DASYUROMORPHIA
superfamily
DASYUROIDEA
family
DASYURIDAE
subfamily
DASYURINAE
genus
Sarcophilus
species
Sarcophilus harrisii  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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Genbank

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