The northern quoll: an amazingly versatile survivor?

28 Aug 2020
Northern quoll
Illustration of northern quolls by Nellie Pease

The northern quoll, one of Australia’s most adorable and endangered native carnivores, appears to be adapted to dramatically different landscapes – which may be key to the species’ survival.

University of Queensland PhD candidate Pietro Viacava co-led a study that found similarities between northern quoll skulls across a 5000 kilometre range, which has raised hopes scientists will be able to cross-breed isolated populations.

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