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The Tasmanian wolf, more correctly known as the Thylacine (and also the Tasmanian tiger) was a dasyurid, or carnivorous marsupial. As such, it was an apex predator, and at the top of the food chain.

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What is the possibly extinct Tasmanian wolf known as?

The correct name for the Tasmanian wolf is Thylacine. It is/was also known as the Tasmanian tiger.


Is there such thing as a Tasmanian Cheetah?

No. There is the Tasmanian devil. There is also the Thylacine, commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger or Tasmanian wolf, which is extinct. It was neither tiger nor wolf, but a marsupial.


When was the last sighting of a Tasmanian wolf?

The last recorded sighting of a Tasmanian wolf, more correctly known as a Thylacine, and also as a Tasmanian tiger, was in 1936.


Is the Tasmanian Wolf extinct?

Yes. The correct name for the Tasmanian wolf is Thylacine, or even Tasmanian tiger. The last known Thylacine died in 1936.


What killed the Tasmanian wolf?

The correct name for the Tasmanian wolf was Thylacine. Please see the related question below for the answer.


Tasmanian wolf's life style?

Extinct.The last known specimen of the Thylacine, also known as the Tasmanian tiger or Tasmanian wolf, died in 1936 at the Hobart Zoo.


When did the Tasmanian wolf live?

The Tasmanian wolf, also known as the Tasmanian tiger, but correctly known as the Thylacine, was known up until 1936. This is when the last known Thylacine died in captivity. There have been no confirmed sightings since then. Although known as Tasmanian wolf and/or Tasmanian tiger, this creature was neither a wolf nor a tiger, but a marsupial.


Is a Tasmanian wolf in the same family as a normal wolf?

Not at all. The now-extinct Tasmanian wolf, more properly known as the Thylacine (or even Tasmanian tiger), was a marsupial, specifically a dasyurid, or carnivorous marsupial.The wolf is a placental mammal, and a member of the canine family.


What time period was the Tasmanian Wolf located in?

The Tasmanian wolf, more properly known as the Thylacine, and sometimes also called the Tasmanian tiger, was in existence up until 1936.


What is a male Tasmanian wolf called?

There was no particular name given to either the male or female Tasmanian wolf (more correctly known as the Thylacine, and sometimes referred to as a Tasmanian tiger).


Is a Tasmanian wolf endangered?

Tasmanian wolves (Thylacines) became extinct in 1936


Why is the Tasmanian wolf helpful to the ecosystem?

The Tasmanian wolf, more correctly known as the Thylacine, is extinct. It is not helpful to the ecosystem any more.