Thylacine

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  1. johnny k

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    Wow Rickie ! I thought the last died in the 1930s. It must have a place in the food chain and environment. i have heard of one sighting in the 70s but no evidence. Sad.
     
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    Lots of sightings over the years including some from the mainland, the occasional bit of grainy blurry footage, nothing definite yet.
    They're talking about cloning one from a preserved embryo in a museum somewhere, but that's a huge fan of worms that no one wants to open I think
     
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    Interesting, thanks
     
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    I thought that was some kind of prescription cream you put on a rash...
     
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    Even though there ar emany unconfirmed sightings on the mainland it's unlikeley that any Tassie Tigers have survived. Dingoes are the top predator, excluding man, and they can deal with any competition for food quite easily as they can operate in packs. Tasmania though is a diferent ball game, lots of rugged country in Tassie where anything could exist.
     
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    When I first learned about this animal as a child I always heard it called a Tasmanian wolf. It was only recently I’ve heard it called a tiger. I get the reference because of the stripes but imo that is where the similarities end. I guess since it is actually a marsupial it likely isn’t closely related to either one. Australia, you weird, beautiful, but weird. :D
     
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    Screen Shot 2020-05-26 at 2.53.01 pm.png Not related in any way to wolves nor Tigers nor Dingoes. It's thought that this little bloke, the Numbat is the Thylacine's closest relative.
     
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    Hmm I learned something

    I swore with a name thylacine it would have been In a pharmaceutical family not an animal

    Chordata!

    I remember hearing something like “chicken chordata” in grade school, thought it sounded delicious
     
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    Is that what that thing is called? Poor fellow


    Edit: woe! I just looked that little guy up, apparently they are insectivorous!, I’ve never heard the term “insectivorous”, I figured insects were covered under being a carnivore
     
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    That's nothing. We used to have megafauna like a wombat the size of a hippo - with fangs! Plus a bigger thylacine. They died off due to being outcompeted and hunted by humans. Giant lizards like Komodo dragons, a giant flightless duck bigger than a dodo, a diprotodon - marsupial premammal the size of a horse that walked on it's hind legs like a T-Rex. A koala the size of a bear.
     
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    And don't forget about this guy
    578-5782979_clipart-tasmanian-devil-png-download.jpg

    But this is what he really looks like
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