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  Red-legged Pademelon (Thylogale stigmatica)





Red-legged Pademelon | Thylogale stigmatica photo
Red-legged Pademelon photographed at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane, Queensland.

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.



MAMMAL FACTS

Description
The Red-legged Pademelon is a small brown wallaby with rust-red legs and face

Size
Head and body length 48cm. Tail length 42cm.

Habitat
Rainforests, wet Eucalypt forest and sometimes vine thickets.

Food
Grass, leaves and fruit.

Breeding
Gestation period of 28-30 days. Young leave the pouch by 26 weeks and suckle at foot for a further 4 weeks.

Range
eastern Australia from Cape York to northern New South Wales

distribution map showing range of Thylogale stigmatica in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Mammalia
Order:Diprotodontia
Family:Macropodidae
Genus:Thylogale
Species:stigmatica
Common Name:Red-legged Pademelon

Relatives in same Genus
  Tasmanian Pademelon (T. billardierii)
  Red-necked Pademelon (T. thetis)