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Small Australian marsupials in sudden decline

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Small, furry marsupials such as the bandicoot, quoll and tree possums are in dramatic decline in Australia's north and feral cats could be the cause, according to analysis reported Wednesday. 

A spotted quoll is seen in its enclosure at Taronga Zoo in Sydney on May 7, 2014

Chris Johnson, a wildlife conservation professor from the University of Tasmania, said small mammal species were at risk of extinction across the continent, but the changes in the north were marked.

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