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18-04-2012, 23:36   #1
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Isolation, low genetic diversity doomed the thylacine

http://news.discovery.com/animals/ta...il-120418.html

Same could happen to the Tasmanian Devil


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The Thylacine Thread

Were Australian thylacines killed by dingoes?

This is a study about the comparative size of dingoes and mainland thylacines (it seems that dingoes were larger on average than female mainland thylacines but smaller than Tasmanian thylacines), and whether direct predation by dingoes may have caused or accelerated the extinction of the marsupial in Australia.

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%...l.pone.0034877


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Well - Dingoes were thought to have been introduced to Australia by humans when they arrived. It is certainly possible that competition for the same food sources hurt it's population. Not sure about completely killing it off however... I'd attribute that to humans.
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Well - Dingoes were thought to have been introduced to Australia by humans when they arrived. It is certainly possible that competition for the same food sources hurt it's population. Not sure about completely killing it off however... I'd attribute that to humans.
Same here, I seriously doubt the dingoes were the only culprits. I didn´t know Tasmanian thylacines were larger than dingoes, tho- that bit surprised me.
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The curious thing is how large Australia is, but how dependent animals are on it's coastline for survival. Had that not been the case, it probably would still be alive today - out of the reaches from humans.
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The curious thing is how large Australia is, but how dependent animals are on it's coastline for survival. Had that not been the case, it probably would still be alive today - out of the reaches from humans.
Is there really something as "out of the reaches from humans"?
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Is there really something as "out of the reaches from humans"?
Emperor penguins, and those weird fish that live in the extreme depths of the ocean. Anything else is fair game unfortunately..
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Emperor penguins, and those weird fish that live in the extreme depths of the ocean. Anything else is fair game unfortunately..
I think those animals even are affected by human activity too :/ The blobfish is one of those weird deep-water fish, and it seems that its endangered due to trawling. Ironically, it is endemic to Australia and Tasmania...


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I think those animals even are affected by human activity too :/ The blobfish is one of those weird deep-water fish, and it seems that its endangered due to trawling. Ironically, it is endemic to Australia and Tasmania...


Dont really have anything to contribute to the thread but dont think many people would mind if the blobfish died out
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Dont really have anything to contribute to the thread but dont think many people would mind if the blobfish died out
I would, he's the best fish.
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I'd say its in with a shot at ugliest animal in the world
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I'd say its in with a shot at ugliest animal in the world
More than half of humanity is uglier.

I personally find the fish adorable, in its own quirky way. Besides, it looks quite a lot better in its natural habitat, where it actually has a shape.
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A shape would help I'd say
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That fish needs some conditioner. Poor blobfish

For an article that is about one species driving another to extinction, the pair in that picture in the OP sure look like they're having a grand aul time!
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so far we haven't killed any species with world wide distribution , but they are relatively few and can evade us so not saying much


did the thylacines hunt in packs or alone ?

a pack of dogs would make short work of most similar sized predators




angler fish are even uglier

and what was that yoke that ate fish longer than itself , so much that they'd be found on the surface bloated by the meal that decomposed faster than it could be digested.
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