The Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is a carnivorous marsupial of the family Dasyuridae. Until recently, it was only found on the island state of Tasmania, but it has been reintroduced to New South Wales in mainland Australia, with a small breeding population.

The size of a small dog, the Tasmanian devil became the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world following the extinction of the thylacine in 1936. It is related to quolls, and distantly related to thylacine. Tasmanian Devils are weighing 4kg to 14kg, and stand about 30cm tall. Males are usually larger than females, having an average head and body length of 652 mm, a 258 mm tail, and an average weight of 8 kg. Females have an average head and body length of 570 mm, a 244 mm tail, and an average weight of 6 kg, although devils in western Tasmania tend to be smaller.

The Tasmanian devil is characterized by its stocky and muscular build, black fur, pungent odor, extremely loud and disturbing screech, keen sense of smell, and ferocity when feeding. The Tasmanian devil’s large head and neck allow it to generate among the strongest bites per unit body mass of any extant predatory land mammal. It hunts prey and scavenges on carrion.

The devil is an iconic animal within Australia and is particularly associated with Tasmania. The animal is used as the emblem of the Tasmanian National Parks and Wildlife Service, and the former Tasmanian Australian rules football team which played in the Victorian Football League was known as the Devils. The Hobart Devils were once part of the National Basketball League. The devil has appeared on several commemorative coins in Australia over the years. Cascade Brewery in Tasmania sells ginger beer with a Tasmanian devil on the label. In 2015, the Tasmanian devil was chosen as Tasmania’s state emblem.

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