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Any of several small macropods of the genus Thylogale of New Guinea, Australia, and adjacent islands, having short thick tails and sometimes considered to be small wallabies.
[Probably Dharuk badimaliyan.]
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(Animals) a small wallaby of the genus Thylogale, of coastal scrubby regions of Australia
[C19: from a native Australian name]
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