MARSUPIALIA Plate VI from Ángel
Cabrera's "Genera Mammalium, Monotremata, Marsupialia" (Museo Nacional
de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, 1919), gives a reasonably accurate depiction
of the thylacine and its skull.
Ángel Cabrera (1879-1960) was a
Spanish zoologist from Madrid. After studying at the city's university,
he worked at the National Museum of Natural Sciences from 1902, going on
several collecting expeditions to Morocco. In 1925, Cabrera traveled
to Argentina and remained there for the rest of his life. He was
head of the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Museo de la Plata,
and made collecting trips to Patagonia and Catamarca.