Search results for "thylacinus"

  • Thylacinus potens


  • Thylacine, Thylacinus cynocephalus


  • The skull of Thylacinus cynocephalus


  • Thylacinus potens

    Thylacines were dog-like marsupial carnivores whose last representative, the Tasmanian 'Tiger', tragically became extinct last century. The late Miocene Thylacinus potens, known only from a single upper jaw, was one the largest of the thylacines. Only Thylacinus megiriani, from the same deposit as T. potens (Alcoota in the Northern Territory), was larger.

  • Nimbacinus dicksoni

    Nimbacinus dicksoni was a small, fox-sized thylacine, a carnivorous marsupial distantly related to the 'Tasmanian Tiger' (Thylacinus cynocephalus). The near-complete skeleton of Nimbacinus from the Miocene of Riversleigh is the only skeleton of a thylacine species other than Thylacinus discovered to date. Thylacines were the main mammalian predators of the Miocene, with over ten species known from northern and central Australia.

  • Nimbacinus dicksoni


  • Illustration of the Tasmanian Tiger by Harriet Scott


  • The Thylacine

    What is a thylacine? Why did it become extinct?

  • Fossils in Alcoota, NT

    The grass-covered plains at Alcoota Station form a thin veneer over an enormous bed of fossil bones that are around eight million years old.

  • Museum Photography and the19th Century Instagram

    The Museum's eye-catching series of Gerard Krefft and Manta alfredi images are about to make their debut at the Art Gallery of NSW.

  • The Koala Collection

    The Australian Museum Koala collection currently comprises over 290 specimens dating from the late 1870s.

  • Fossils in Riversleigh, QLD

    Fossil fauna from the Riversleigh site have altered our understanding about Australia's mid-Cainozoic vertebrate diversity.

  • Fossils in Naracoorte, SA

    Pleistocene fossil vertebrate deposits of Victoria Fossil Cave at Naracoorte are considered to be Australia's largest & best preserved.