Tasmanian wolf


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Tasmanian wolf

or

Tasmanian tiger

n
(Animals) other names for thylacine
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thy•la•cine

(ˈθaɪ ləˌsaɪn, -sɪn)

n.
a wolflike marsupial, Thylacinus cynocephalus, of Tasmania, tan-colored with black stripes across the back: probably extinct.
Also called Tasmanian wolf.
[1830–40; < New Latin Thylacinus genus name = Greek thylak(os) pouch + Latin -īnus -ine1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tasmanian wolf - rare doglike carnivorous marsupial of Tasmania having stripes on its backTasmanian wolf - rare doglike carnivorous marsupial of Tasmania having stripes on its back; probably extinct
dasyurid, dasyurid marsupial - small carnivorous nocturnal marsupials of Australia and Tasmania
genus Thylacinus, Thylacinus - Tasmanian wolf
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Also known as thylacine or a Tasmanian wolf, the creatures were sandy-colored with dark stripes on their backs and were about (https://www.livescience.com/58753-tasmanian-tiger-facts.html) 4 feet long if you didn't count their tail, which looked like it came from&nbsp;a kangaroo and added a couple of feet to their appearance.
Then there are 'The vanished', the animals that have actually disappeared--the dodo, the Tasmanian wolf and the pig-footed bandicoot.
THE Quagga, the Spectacled Cormorant, the Dodo, the Tasmanian Wolf, the English Wolf and the Premier League Wolf.