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Tasmanian Tigers belong to which taxon family?



In spite of the name, Tasmanian Tigers (Thylacinus cynocephalus) are not tigers at all. They aren't even cats, they are marsupials. They are the only members of the taxon family Thylacinidae.

Also called the Tasmanian Wolf, they appear more canine than feline but they do have long tails, and stripes on their backs, and their paw prints appear almost feline. Last seen on Tasmania, they are now feared to be extinct. They were once common in Australia, New Guinea, and Tasmania.

For clarity, the Tasmanian Tiger is different from the Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), which is still holding out in Tasmania.

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