Definition of Thylacinus cynocephalus
1. Noun. Rare doglike carnivorous marsupial of Tasmania having stripes on its back; probably extinct.
Generic synonyms: Dasyurid, Dasyurid Marsupial
Group relationships: Genus Thylacinus, Thylacinus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thylacinus Cynocephalus
Literary usage of Thylacinus cynocephalus
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1. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1855)
"thylacinus cynocephalus. This animal (a male) died at the Society's Gardens, where it had been for several years. I believe it is the only one that has been ..."
2. The Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales by Linnean Society of New South Wales (1894)
"... which have reached the hands of those authors " cannot be distinguished from large male individuals of thylacinus cynocephalus," the existing species. ..."
3. Catalogue of Mammalia in the Indian Museum, Calcutta by John Anderson, William Lutley Sclater, Indian Museum (1891)
"thylacinus cynocephalus, Fischer Syn. Mamm., p.'270 (1829); Gould BM, p. 255. Mamm. Austr., i, pis. lui, liv ; Blyth Cat., p. 180; Thomas Cat. ..."