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No, they were genetically closer to the kangaroo than to the dog. They are now extinct.

The Tasmanian Tiger was a dasyurid, a carnivorous marsupial, and the largest dasyurid in Australia. It bore no relation to any member of the canine family.

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Firstly, the Tasmanian tiger, better known as the thylacine, is extinct, so the question should say "What did the Tasmanian tiger have in common with dingoes?"

The Thylacine was a carnivorous mammal, as was the dingo, but there the similarity ends. There are more differences than similarities, and they are as follows:

  • The thylacine was a marsupial, but the dingo is a placental mammal.
  • The thylacine was native to Australia and parts of New Guinea, but the dingo was brought from Asia by the Aborigines. With the arrival of the dingo, the thylacine disappeared from the Australian mainland, but because the dingo never made it to Tasmania, the thylacine still thrived there.
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The only similarities between these two animals are:

1. They are/were both mammals and

2. They are/were carnivorous.

Thylacines are now extinct. Despite being nicknamed the Tasmanian wolf, they were not wolves at all, but marsupials. Female thylacines had a pouch in which to rear their young. Gray wolves are placental mammals, anot their young are born fully developed.

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It's a kind of wild dog.

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