Quolls are carnivorous and primarily nocturnal marsupials native to mainland Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea. Two other species are known from the remains of fossils in Queensland. Quolls have evolved around 15 million years ago and are largely solitary, coming together for quite few social interactions with each other.
Eastern Quoll illustration.
All species of quoll include the Bronze, Western, New Guinean, Eastern, Tiger, and Northern Quolls, and all are related to Phascogale (wambenger), Sminthopsis (dunnart), Myrmecobius (numbat), and Thylacine (thylacine).
Bronze Quoll illustration.
Quolls are primarily carnivorous, and Cane toads have proved a significant threat to Northern quolls, who may die after consuming these poisonous amphibians since they were introduced to Queensland in 1935.