thy·​la·​cine | \ ˈthī-lə-ˌsīn How to pronounce thylacine (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web The river's unlikely savior was a gangly G.P. from the mainland named Bob Brown, who'd come to Tasmania in search of the thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger. Steve King, Condé Nast Traveler, 19 Aug. 2021 But there are major differences between wolf dispersal and a thylacine, Moskowitz cautions. Philip Kiefer, Popular Science, 2 Mar. 2021 At the time he was filmed, Benjamin was the last thylacine alive in captivity. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 June 2020 The last thylacine living in captivity, named Benjanmin, died from exposure in 1936 at the Beaumaris Zoo in Hobart, Tasmania. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 18 Aug. 2020 Researchers used advances in 3D scanning and analysis to study 93 thylacine museum specimens from six countries. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 18 Aug. 2020 Previously, the oldest thylacine footage was from 1933. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 June 2020 The zoo posted ads offering to pay trappers for a new thylacine specimen to no avail. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 June 2020 Tasmanian tigers, also known as thylacines, were found on the island of Tasmania off Australia's south coast until they were hunted to extinction. Joshua Bote, USA TODAY, 19 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of thylacine

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thylacine

New Latin Thylacinus, genus of marsupials, from Greek thylakos sack, pouch

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“Thylacine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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