Tate's three-striped dasyure

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Tate's three-striped dasyure
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Dasyuromorphia
Family: Dasyuridae
Genus: Myoictis
Species: M. wavicus
Binomial name
Myoictis wavicus
(Tate, 1947)

The Tate's three-striped dasyure (Myoictis wavicus) is a member of the Dasyuromorphia order. This marsupial carnivore lives in Papua New Guinea.

This species inhabits primary montane forest. Like its congeners, it is thought to be diurnal and largely terrestrial.

Myoictis wavicus was previously considered to be a subspecies of M. melas. It was recently elevated to full species status based on morphological and genetic examinations. It is most closely related to M. leucura.


  1. ^ Woolley, P. (2008). Myoictis wavicus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 28 December 2008. Database entry includes justification for why this species is data deficient