Tasmanian devils, tigers wiped out on mainland Australia at same time: study
The Tasmanian tiger, also known as the thylacine, has survived in the island state of Tasmania until the 20th century. "For many years, scientists have been unsure exactly when thylacines and devils went extinct on the mainland -- a recent age for devil extinction (500 years before present) has recently .
When devils and thylacines went extinct
We've just published an analysis of new radiocarbon dates showing that thylacines (Tasmanian 'tigers', Thylacinus cynocephalus) and Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisi) went extinct on the Australian mainland at the same time — some 3200 years ago. For many years, we've been uncertain about ...
Thursday, January 18, 2018
THYLACINES IN THE NEWS
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