ABSTRACT

As with human fingerprints, the stripe pattern of the Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus) is unique to each individual, with a marked degree of variation and asymmetry. This paper examines the stripe pattern variation in 141 of the 180 known Thylacine skin and taxidermy specimens listed in the sixth revision of the International Thylacine Specimen Database (2017).

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