Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

CAVS: 1008

Species Dasyurus maculatus (Kerr, 1792)

Bindjulang, Spotted-tailed Quoll

Generic Combinations




Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic: Australian Alps (AA), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Ben Lomond (BEL), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Kanmantoo (KAN), King (KIN), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Tasmanian Central Highlands (TCH), Tasmanian Northern Midlands (TNM), Tasmanian Northern Slopes (TNS), Tasmanian South East (TSE), Tasmanian Southern Ranges (TSR), Tasmanian West (TWE), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Closed forest, noctidiurnal, open forest, predator, subtropical, tall forest, terrestrial, woodland.

Extra Ecological Information

Largely nocturnal.


General References

Belcher, C.A. 1995. Diet of the tiger quoll (Dasyurus maculatus) in East Gippsland, Victoria. Wildlife Research 22: 341-357

Belcher, C.A. 1998. Susceptibility of the tiger quoll, Dasyurus maculatus, and the eastern quoll, D. viverrinus, to 1080-poisoned baits in control programmes for vertebrate pests in eastern Australia. Wildlife Research 25: 33-40

Belcher, C.A. & Darrant, J.P. 2004. Home range and spatial organisation of the marsupial carnivore, Dasyurus maculatus maculatus (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae) in south-eastern Australia. Journal of Zoology, London 262: 271-280

Edgar, R. & Belcher, C. 1995. Spotted-tailed Quoll Dasyurus maculatus. pp. 67-69 in Strahan, R. (ed.). The Mammals of Australia: The National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife. Sydney : Reed New Holland 756 pp.

Green, R.H.& Scarborough, T.J. 1990. The spotted-tailed quoll Dasyurus maculatus (Dasyuridae: Marsupialia) in Tasmania. Tasmanian Naturalist 100: 1-15

Jones, M. 1997. Character displacement in Australian dasyurid carnivores: Size relationships and prey size patterns. Ecology 78: 2569-2587

Jones, M.E. & Barmuta, L.A. 1998. Diet overlap and relative abundance of sympatric dasyurid carnivores: a hypothesis of competition. Journal of Animal Ecology 67: 410-421

Jones, M.E. & Barmuta, L.A. 2000. Niche differentiation among sympatric Australian dasyurd carnivores. Journal of Mammalogy 81: 434-447

Kruuk, H. & Jarman, P.J. 1995. Latrine use by the spotted-tailed quoll (Dasyurus maculatus, Dasyuridae, Marsupialia) in its natural habitat. Journal of Zoology, London 236: 345-349

Mahoney, J.A. & Ride, W.D.L. 1988. Dasyuridae. pp. 14-33 in Walton, D.W. & Houston, W.W.K. (eds). Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 6. Ephemeroptera, Megaloptera, Odonata, Plecoptera, Trichoptera. Canberra : Australian Government Publishing Service 316 pp. [21] (synonymy of names following Tate (1947: 145, 1952: 580); use of the name maculatus maintained under Art. 80 of the ICZN)

Mansergh, I. 1983. Notes on the capture period of the tiger quoll (Dasyurus maculatus) in Victoria. Victorian Naturalist 100: 32-33

Mansergh, I. 1984. The status, distribution and abundance of Dasyurus maculatus (tiger quoll) in Australia, with particular reference to Victoria. The Australian Zoologist 21: 109-122

Maxwell, S., Burbidge, A.A. & Morris, K. 1996. The 1996 Action Plan for Australian Marsupials and Monotremes. Canberra : Wildlife Australia 234 pp.

Settle, G.A. 1978. The quiddity of Tiger Quolls. Australian Natural History 19: 164-169

Tate, G.H.H. 1947. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 56 On the anatomy and classification of the Dasyuridae (Marsupialia). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 88: 97-155

Tate, G.H.H. 1952. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 66 Mammals of Cape York Peninsula with notes on the occurrence of rain forest in Queensland. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 98: 563-616


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
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12-Feb-2010 (import)