Resources

Books

Archer, M., T. Flannery, S. Hand, and J. Long. Prehistoric Mammals of Australia and New Guinea: One Hundred Million Years of Evolution. Sydney: UNSW Press, 2002.

Friend, J. A. "Myrmecobiidae." In Fauna of Australia.

Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1989.

Friend, J. A., and N. D. Thomas. "Conservation of the

Numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus)." In Predators with Pouches: The Biology of Carnivorous Marsupials, edited by M. E. Jones,

C. R. Dickman, and M. Archer. Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing, 2003.

Krajewski, C., and M. Westerman. "Molecular Systematics of Dasyuromorphia." In Predators with Pouches: The Biology of Carnivorous Marsupials, edited by M. E. Jones, C. R. Dickman, and M. Archer. Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing, 2003.

Strahan, R. The Mammals of Australia. Sydney: Australian Museum, Reed Books, 1995.

Menna Jones, PhD

Tasmanian wolves

(Thylacinidae)

Class Mammalia Order Dasyuromorphia Family Thylacinidae

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Medium-to-large carnivore, characterized by a long, narrow snout, sloping hindquarters that taper to a long, semi-rigid tail, with broad back stripes from shoulders to tail base

4.9-6.4 ft (1.5-2 m); 33-77 lb (15-35 kg)

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Number of genera, species

1 genus; 1 species

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Forest and woodlands

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Extinct

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Distribution sland of Tasmania, Australia; subfossil on Australian continent

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