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Thylacinus macknessi Muirhead 1992 (Tasmanian wolf)

Osteichthyes - Dasyuromorphia - Thylacinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 247571

Full reference: J. Muirhead. 1992. A specialised thylacinid, Thylacinus macknessi, (Marsupialia: Thylacinidae) from Miocene deposits of Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland. Australian Mammalogy 15:67-76

Belongs to Thylacinus according to J. Muirhead 1992

Sister taxa: Thylacinus cynocephalus, Thylacinus major, Thylacinus megiriami, Thylacinus potens, Thylacinus rostralis, Thylacinus spelaeus

Type specimen: QM FI6848a, a mandible (right dentary). Its type locality is Neville's Garden Site, which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in Australia.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore