Tasmanian wolf

noun
variants: less commonly

Tasmanian tiger

Definition of Tasmanian wolf

  1. :  a carnivorous dasyurid marsupial (Thylacinus cynocephalus) formerly common in Australia but now limited to the remoter parts of Tasmania that is doglike in appearance and somewhat larger than a fox and has a smooth grayish brown pelt conspicuously cross-striped with black on the hinder half of the back and the base of the tapering tail

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