Tate's three-striped dasyure

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Tate's three-striped dasyure
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 order Dasyuromorphia. This marsupial carnivore lives in 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Woolley, P. (2008). "Myoictis wavicus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 December 2008.  Database entry includes justification for why this species is data deficient