Taxonomy of Tasmania: Thylacine is correct spelling

Roger Buttermore +61 (02) 35 0722 MUS_ROGERB at AM.TASED.EDU.AU
Fri Jan 6 00:20:31 CST 1995


I hit the send button while on the phone before editing for typos.  Thanks for
correcting me.

>That's thylacine.
>There is sometimes confusion with two other dasyurid marsupials, 1) the
>Tasmanian Devil, an abundant, corgi-sized scavenger seriously mis-portrayed
>by Warner Bros, and 2) the Tiger Quoll, a large cat-sized carnivore, common
>in western Tasmania. Menna Jones, of this department, is completing a PhD
>on the comparative ecology of the large dasyurid carnivores of Tasmania.
>Some of her work on Devils can be read in a recent issue of Australian
>Natural History.
>Alastair Richardson
>e-mail address: Alastair.Richardson at
>>Phone (work): (002) 202593, home: (002) 295224
>>FAX: (002) 202745. International replace 002 with 6102
>>Zoology, Uni. of Tasmania, GPO Box 252C, Hobart, Tasmania 7001

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