Taxon profile


Tasmanian Devil
Sarcophilus harrisii (Boitard, 1841)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Dasyuromorphia - dasyuroid marsupials »  family Dasyuridae - dasyurids »  genus Sarcophilus

Scientific synonyms

Didelphis ursina Harris, 1808
Sarcophilus laniarius (Owen, 1838)
Sarcophilus satanicus Thomas, 1903
Sarcophilus ursinus (Harris, 1808)
Ursinus harrisii Boitard, 1841




Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Sarcophilus harrisii dixonae Werdelin, 1987
subspecies Sarcophilus harrisii harrisii Boitard, 1841

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [dd25b072-9f1e-4f62-a095-f6f118915035]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Sarcophilus harrisii (Boitard, 1841)]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [40540]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Sarcophilus harrisii (Boitard, 1841)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Sarcophilus harrisii Boitard, 1841]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Sarcophilus laniarius (Owen, 1838)]
CZ Anděra M. (2011): České názvy živočichů. Savci (Mammalia). Dodatek 1 – Vačnatí (Metatheria), Lynx, n. s. Praha [as Sarcophilus harrisii]
Data retrieved on: 8 March 2011

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synonymized name based on fossil type material