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Plate XXIV: Thylacinus cynocephalus. "Length of head and body about 44 inches; of tail 21 inches. Distribution.- Tasmania. Habits.- Know among the colonists by the names of Native Wolf, Tiger, or Hyaena the Thylacine was at one time an abundant animal in its native island. The damage which it inflicts on the flocks of the settlers has, however, given rise to a relentless war of extermination, which has resulted in the almost complete extinction of this, the largest of the Australasian Carnivores, in the more settled portions of the country."