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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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(ˈpædɪˌmɛlən) or


(Animals) a small wallaby of the genus Thylogale, of coastal scrubby regions of Australia
[C19: from a native Australian name]
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Noun1.pademelon - small reddish-brown wallabies of scrubby areas of Australia and New Guineapademelon - small reddish-brown wallabies of scrubby areas of Australia and New Guinea
brush kangaroo, wallaby - any of various small or medium-sized kangaroos; often brightly colored
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The dusky pademelon joey has begun to emerge from the pouch of one-year-old mum Styx after being born earlier in the spring.
The joey is a pademelon from Indonesia and the first of its species to be born at the attraction, popular with North Wales families.
Similarly, the Red Fox may have eliminated the Rufous-bellied Pademelon, Southern Bettong and Eastern Barred Bandicoot, as evidenced by their presence in Tasmania, which has no foxes.
Home to two species of marsupial from the Indonesian island of Papa New Guinea: the diminutive dusky pademelon, which is vulnerable to extinction, and the exquisite, but endangered, Goodfellow's tree kangaroo.
Indeed, many people may not have even heard of a dusky pademelon before.
He also recorded section totemism from a Bundjalung area on the Queensland border and found that certain marsupials (kangaroo, euro, rockwallaby and pademelon) were divided between sections not by species, but by gender, these divisions corresponding to right-way marriages by section category (1929:413414).
A pademelon is a small type of which Australian marsupial?
eastern grey kangaroo Macropus giganteus and Tasmanian pademelon Thylogale billardierii).
Clever alliterative language underlines the alphabet letter being illustrated, as in "Quintana Quokka knows that there are quite a few locations where, without question, one must be quiet such as libraries, lecture halls, and anywhere quokkas gather to listen to quartets." A quokka, by the way, is a stocky Australian pademelon, or wallaby.
The brushtail possum and Tasmanian pademelon were the most common species hit by traffic.
Of the four species of wallabies found on the Aru Islands during the pre-LGM period, only one pademelon (Thylogale brunii) remains as part of the modern Aru fauna.