Dasyurid footprints

Dasyurids are the small marsupial carnivores of Australia and include everything from tiny Planigales, Antechinuses and dunnarts to quolls and even the world-famous Tasmanian Devil. They are a diverse group spread across the continent but most are too small to leave recognisable traces in sandy substrates.

Sarcophilus harrisii (the Tasmanian Devil) was once spread across the mainland and is represented by both trace and body fossils.