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Tasmanian devil /tæzmeɪniən ˈdɛvəl/

(countable noun) Usage note: This is the usual term used by all speakers.

A small, meat-eating marsupial with mostly black fur, about the size of a small dog (up to 30 centimetres high). Tasmanian devils are now only found in Tasmania, and they are becoming more rare due to a deadly disease.

Example: Scientists predicted quoll numbers would rise as the tasmanian devil population was decimated by the facial tumour disease. (http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/weblog/article/the-fox-that-wasnt-there/)  

A Tasmanian devil in a wildlife park

(photo by Julia Miller)