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