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Temporal and spatial distribution of the Tasmanian Devil, Sarcophilus harrisi (Dasyuridae: Marsupialia)

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Guiler, ER (1982) Temporal and spatial distribution of the Tasmanian Devil, Sarcophilus harrisi (Dasyuridae: Marsupialia). Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 116. pp. 153-163. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

The Tasmanian devil Sarcophilus harrisi(Boitard), once widespread on continental Australia, probably became extinct there partly due to food competition with dingoes and, possibly, black man and their extinction may have been expedited by a dry climatic change before white mall's appearances. Recent reports of wild devils on the continent must be regarded as very doubtful. Devils now are widespread and numerous in Tasmania and have suffered at least one major population cycle since white occupation. The species appears to live we11 in competition with man.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 153-163
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 25 May 2012 04:39
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:36
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/14061
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