Where did the Thylacine live?


The Thylacine, Tasmanian "Wolf" or "Tiger"; Australian Museum Postcard. Artist: E.A. King (Australian Museum Archives)

At one time the Thylacine was widespread over continental Australia, extending north to New Guinea and south to Tasmania. In recent times it was confined to Tasmania where its presence has not been established conclusively for more than seventy years. In Tasmania the species was best known from the north and east coast and midland plains region rather than from the mountains of the south-west.

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