TASMANIAN PADEMELON FACTS
The Tasmanian Pademelon is a small wallaby. It is dark brown or grey-brown above, and lighter red-brown colour underneath. The fur is dense and long.
Red-bellied Pademelon, Rufous Wallaby
Head and body length 60cm. Tail length 40cm.
Wet eucalypt forest and rainforest. Also dry eucalypt forest with wet gullies or patches of dense vegetation. Common where grassy clearings adjoin suitable shelter vegetation.
Grasses and herbaceous plants.
Gestation takes about 30 days. The young leaves the pouch at age of about 6-7 months.
Tasmania. Used to be found on mainland but now extinct there.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Although partially protected, hunting is allowed. Its pelt is commercially valuable and the meat is palatable.
|Common Name:||Tasmanian Pademelon|
Relatives in same Genus
Red-legged Pademelon (T. stigmatica)
Red-necked Pademelon (T. thetis)