Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53543

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Marsupialia
Family:Macropodidae
Genus:Thylogale
Genus species:Thylogale stigmatica

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:male: 47-54 cm, female: 39-52 cm
Weight:male: 3.7-6.8 kg, female: 2.5-4.2 kg
Identification:The red-legged pademelon is gray-brown above and cream-colored below. Its cheeks, forearms, and hind legs are rufous-brown.
Habitat:Rainforest, mixed savanna, wet forests
Diet:Herbivore: leaves, fruit, crops, seeds
Reproduction:The gestation period for pademelons is 28-30 days long. Two to 12 hours after giving birth, the female will mate again. The joey leaves the pouch 26-28 weeks after being born and is weaned 66 days later.
Pademelons are usually solitary but may forage in groups.
Behavior:This is a diurnal species. They sleep by sitting on their tails and leaning against a tree.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Dingoes, quolls, and pythons all prey upon the red-legged pademelon.

Other Information

Geographic:Eastern Australia Date:1964-04 Subjects:Red-legged pademelon
marsupial
Pademelons
Wallabies
Macropodidae
Diprotodontia
Marsupials
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/53543