The heraldic tigre, the invention of the early heralds, is depcited as having the body similar to a wolf, but more strong and massive; powerful jaws armed with prominent canine tusks, and with a short curved horn or spike at the end of his nose. A row of knotted tufts of hair adorn the back of his neck as a mane; tufts also on his breast and thighs, and with strong claws; the tail of a lion completes his equipment.

From Fictitious and Symbolic Creatures in Art by John Vinycomb, p191

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