This order contains three recent families, Dasyuridae (dasyurids, including an amazing array of mouse- to dog-sized insectivorous or carnivorous species, Myrmecobiidae (containing just the numbat or marsupial anteater), and Thylacinidae (restricted the the probably-extinct thylacine or Tasmanian wolf). Dasyuromorphs are said to be modern representatives of a sort of basal stock of australodelphian marsupials, from which other Australian families arose. They are not syndactylous, and they have 4/3 incisors (polyprotodont).
Family Dasyuridae - (dasyurids) Family Myrmecobiidae - (numbat or marsupial anteater) Family Thylacinidae - (extinct thylacine or Tasmanian wolf)
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