Thylacine Research Unit - T.R.U

Thylacine Research Unit

T.R.U.

Thylacine Hair

Scale pattern on primary guard hair is near or

close irregular wave; hairs generally less than

25mm long; hair is brown at base, pale sandy

colour on upper half with a brown tip or all of

hair a pale sandy colour

PLA TE 6 (facing) - Figures A to D: whole mounts of hairs of Thylacinus cynocephalus. A, under hair in

proximal region; B, under hair in distal region; C, primary hair in proximal region; D, primary guard hair

in shield region.

Figures E to H: scale patterns of hairs of Thylacinus cynocephalus. E, under hair in proximal region; F,

under hair in distal region; G, primary guard hair in proximal region; H, primary guard hair in mid-shaft

region.

Reference: Taylor 1985 - Papers and Proceeding of the Royal Society of Tasmania 119, 1985