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A tooth found in Augusta, Western Australia has been dated to 430 years ago, but archaeologist Oliver Brown disputes this and considers the devil's mainland extinction to have occurred around 3000 years ago.
This disappearance is usually blamed on dingoes, which are absent from Tasmania.
Although it usually is solitary, it sometimes eats with other devils and defecates in a communal location.
Unlike most other dasyurids, the devil thermoregulates effectively and is active during the middle of the day without overheating.
The young grow rapidly and are ejected from the pouch after around 100 days, weighing roughly 200 g (7.1 oz).
It is characterised by its stocky and muscular build, black fur, pungent odour, 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 mammal land predator, and it hunts prey and scavenges carrion as well as eating household products if humans are living nearby.
As most of their prey died of the cold, only a few carnivores survived, including the ancestors of the quoll and thylacine.
It is speculated that the devil lineage may have arisen at this time to fill a niche in the ecosystem, as a scavenger that disposed of carrion left behind by the selective-eating thylacine.
Localised populations of devils have also been severely reduced by collisions with motor vehicles, particularly when they are eating roadkill.