Confused? So the Tasmanian Tiger was definitely cat-like, not dog-like or wolf-like, but at the end of the day it’s still a marsupial!? Is that right?

Its head and body looked like a dog, yet its striped coat was cat-like. It carried its young in a pouch, like a kangaroo. No wonder the thylacine — the enigmatic, iconic creature of Australia and Tasmania was the object of so much confusion, alternately called the “marsupial wolf” and the “Tasmanian tiger.”

So what was it? By studying bones of thylacines and 31 other mammals, researchers at Brown University have the answer: The thylacine was a Tasmanian tiger — more cat than dog, although clearly a marsupial

Source: Marsupial Wolf or Tasmanian Tiger? Extinct Australian Thylacine Was More Cat Than Dog, Researchers Find

Written by CW Staff

In the late 80s I started investigating UFOs and crop circles and joined the CCCS (Centre for Crop Circle Studies) and a local group researching strange sightings and reports along the south coast of Dorset (UK). In the early ’90s I started my own research group called SPS (Strange Phenomena Studies), this was renamed in 2004 to Cryptoworld.

This article has 3 comments

  1. Wolfeski

    how exactly is this cryptozoology? the thing definitely existed….

    • David

      True it was known to science, but is now classed as extinct, yet some believe it still exists, hence it’s cryptozoology“the search for and study of animals whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated”

  2. steve

    I believe the “tazzy tiger ” is still out there somewhere living its life and hope reproducing