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Monday, February 26, 2018

THYLACINES IN THE NEWS




Scientists have produced the first high-quality genomic sequence for the Tasmanian tiger (Thylacinus cynocephalus), also known as the thylacine. ... “As this genome is one of the most complete for an extinct species, it is technically the first step to 'bringing the thylacine back', but we are still a long way ...

The extinct Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, bears an uncanny resemblance to today's canines. Like dogs, wolves and dingoes, it was a carnivore with a svelte body, long, narrow snout and strong hind legs. But the Tasmanian tiger was a marsupial, meaning it had a pouch like a kangaroo. And despite the ...
Bioscientists from the University of Melbourne used CT scans to peek under the skin of 13 juvenile Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, specimens housed collections around the world. By taking several X-ray images and compiling them, they created a virtual recreation of the joeys from every angle and at ...

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