Tasmanian Devils

 (under gestation)
Tasmanian Devil  (Sarcophilus harrisii) 
– The scientific name probably named by Phil Harris using Sarco (Latin for  ‘flesh eating’)
Photo  by Cameron Wells, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
^http://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/19271.php?from=151470

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In 1863, touring English naturalist (ornithologist, zoologist, taxidermist) , John Gould, predicted that the Tasmanian tiger was doomed to extinction:

    ‘When the comparatively small island of Tasmania becomes more densely populated, and its primitive forests are intersected with roads from the eastern to the western coast, the numbers of this singular animal will speedily diminish, extermination will have its full sway, and it will then, like the Wolf in England and Scotland, be recorded as an animal of the past…’

We could be talking this way soon about the Tasmanian Devil, in the same way Gould was predicting the extinction of the Thylacene.

 

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>Tasmania Devil – articles

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Government Agencies Responsible:

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  • Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (2011)

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  • Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard

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