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Thylacine
Thylacine
Information
Common Name Tasmanian Tiger and Tasmanian Wolf
Range Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Dasyuromorphia
Family Thylacinidae
Genus Thylacinus
Species T. Cynocephalus
Conservation Status
EXSpecies
Extinct

The Thylacine was a specie of Thylacinus, and native to continental Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea.

AppearanceEdit

The thylacine resembled a large, short-haired dog with a stiff tail which smoothly extended from the body in a way similar to that of a kangaroo. Many European settlers drew direct comparisons with the hyena, because of its unusual stance and general demeanour. Its yellow-brown coat featured 13 to 21 distinctive dark stripes across its back, rump and the base of its tail, which earned the animal the nickname, "Tiger". The stripes were more marked in younger specimens, fading as the animal got older. One of the stripes extended down the outside of the rear thigh. Its body hair was dense and soft, up to 15 mm (0.6 in) in length; in juveniles the tip of the tail had a crest. Its rounded, erect ears were about 8 cm (3.1 in) long and covered with short fur. Colouration varied from light fawn to a dark brown; the belly was cream-coloured.[1]








Videos

Tasmanian Tiger thylacine combined footage03:13

Tasmanian Tiger thylacine combined footage

Mysterious Planet Return of the Thylacine?04:21

Mysterious Planet Return of the Thylacine?







ReferenceEdit

  1. Description in Wikipedia

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