Tracking the Thylacine

Thylacinus cynocephalus, the last of the now extinct Thylacinidae, was once known to inhabit much of mainland Australia. While today it is a reminder of the fragility of Australian ecosystems and the impact that humans can have on them, the fossil record for thylacines extends back around 25 million years, demonstrating that they were both diverse and widespread. Its footprints are known from multiple locations in the fossil sand dunes of southern Australia.

Thylacine trackway from Coffin Bay, South Australia

Thylacine trackway from SW Western Australia