Tuesday, January 13, 2009

From The Anomalist

From today's Anomalist:

Genetic Sameness and Tasmanian Tiger Extinction ScienceNews. Carnivorous marsupials known as thylacines and popularly referred to as Tasmanian Tigers appear to have been on their genetic "last legs" at the time they became extinct. An international team of researchers, studying mitochondrial DNA from museum specimens, has released the report of the genetic threat the thylacines faced at the time the animals are believed to have become extinct in 1936. Meanwhile, there's more about the recent story of a mystery creature in Australia reported in Man Gets Plaster Cast of Giant Cat Prints Found Near Gympie. With photo.

1 comment:

Neil A said...

I'm not overly convinced about the paw-print cast. Too many seem to show blunt claws like those of a dog, cats retract. The only cat with dog-like claws is the cheetah and I doubt there's one of them around.