Pademelons

Taxonomy

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Family Macropodidae kangaroos, wallabies, wallaroos, quokka, pademelons
Genus Thylogale pouched weasel
3 species in Australia
4th species only in New Guinea
Common Name

pademelon

thought to be a corruption of an Aboriginal word for the Sydney area

GENUS Thylogale

 

SPECIES

Common name
(P=pademelon)
Other common names
stigmatica Red-legged P Pademelon, Northern Red-legged Pademelon
thetis Red-necked P Pademelon Wallaby
billardierii Red-bellied P Tasmanian Pademelon, Rufous Wallaby, Red-bellied Wallaby

Characteristics

General

Lifestyle

Feeding

Reproduction

Habitat

Distribution

Predators

Status

Where to see Pademelons

Red-bellied Pademelon
T. billardierii
  • Australia Healesville Sanctuary, Healesville, VIC
  • Germany Zoologischer Garten Augsburg GmbH, Augsburg
Red-legged Pademelon
T. stigmatica
  • Australia Melbourne Zoo, Parkville, VIC
Red-necked Pademelon
T. thetis
  • Australia Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo, NSW
  • Australia Taronga Zoo, Mosman, NSW

References - books