Image: Thylacine, Thylacinus cynocephalus

Thylacine, Thylacinus cynocephalus

Gould's names: Thylacinus cynocephalus, Thylacinus
Current names: Thylacinus cynocephalus, Thylacine

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Australian Museum Photography
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© Australian Museum Research Library
Creator:
H.C. Richter for John Gould
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© Australian Museum Research Library

Notes

EXTINCT
Last known living Thylacine died in captivity 1936.

'When the comparatively small island of Tasmania becomes more densely populated, and its primitive forests are intersected with roads from the eastern to the western coast, the numbers of this singular animal will speedily diminish, extermination will have its full sway, and it will then, like the Wolf in England and Scotland, be recorded as an animal of the past'

John Gould, The Mammals of Australia, 1845-1863

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