> On last Sunday's paper, they mentioned that there are 2 things out
> there in the Blue Mountains. A big black thing (panther or big feral
> cat) and a marsupial lion thing (thylacroa? species) - a very large
> carnivorous marsupial with spots, maybe related to quolls and/or
> Tasmanian Tigers!!!
I think you mean Thylacoleo - the so-called marsupial lion. It went
extinct around 20,000 years ago; given that no trace of a living
Thylacine has been found since the last captive specimen died, I'd be
very surprised if a Thylacoleo had survived for 200 times as long
without leaving any trace.
For more information, see these web sites:
http://www.bio.flinders.edu.au/thyl.htm (Warning: this contains
two large images of Thylacoleo skeletons that may take some time
Paul Taylor Veni, vidi, tici -
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