Northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus)
|French:||Chat Marsupial Du Nord|
- The northern quoll is the smallest of the four Australian quoll species
- Male northern quolls typically die after their first breeding season, probably due to the intense physical effort of finding females and fighting other males
- Like many native Australian species the northern quoll is under threat from the introduced cane toad which is poisonous when injested
- Female norther quolls generally live through two breeding seasons, producing a large mainly male litter in her first year and a small mainly female litter in her second
The northern quoll is classified as Endangered (EN) on the IUCN Red List (1).
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IUCN Red List (December, 2010)