Taxonomy of Tasmania

Roger Buttermore +61 (02) 35 0722 MUS_ROGERB at AM.TASED.EDU.AU
Thu Jan 5 23:10:35 CST 1995


The last known thylasine or Tasmanian tiger (or rarely wolf) died in the Hobart Zoo
in 1936.  Since then there have been several unconfirmed sightings of wild animals
but nothing for sure.  Current thinking is that they are extinct.

Roger Buttermore
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Hobart

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>I have not heard of a Tasmanian lion, but I think the animal you are
>after is one of the thalasine (I know the spelling is wrong, but that is
>the way the word is pronounced!) critters.  They were dog-sized, had a
>stripe or two.  Last ones killed out in Tas and/or Australia late last
>century or early this one.
>
>Robin Leech




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