The word of the day comes from DYSCHRONIA by Jennifer Mills, which is longlisted for the 2019 Miles Franklin Award.
The thylacine THY-lə-seen, or THY-lə-syne, also;, now extinct, is one of the largest known carnivorous marsupials, evolving about 4 million years ago. The last known live animal was captured in 1933 in Tasmania. It is commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger because of its striped lower back, or the Tasmanian wolf because of its canid-like characteristics. It was native to Tasmania, New Guinea, and the Australian mainland.