Wallace's dasyure

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Wallace's dasyure
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Dasyuromorphia
Family: Dasyuridae
Genus: Myoictis
Species: M. wallacei
Binomial name
Myoictis wallacei
Gray, 1858[1][2]
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Wallace's dasyure range

Wallace's dasyure (Myoictis wallacei) is a member of the order Dasyuromorphia. This marsupial carnivore is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Specifically, is found on the Aru Islands of the Maluku Province of Indonesia.[3]

The scientific name of this animal comes from British naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace, who collected a specimen in the Aru Islands.[4]


  1. ^ ITIS.gov
  2. ^ Wallacefund.info
  3. ^ Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, (eds). (2005). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2. 2142.
  4. ^ Wallacefund.info