Red-legged Pademelon

Red-legged Pademelon (Thylogale stigmatica)

Thylogale stigmatica

Identification:

Body length 48 cm; tail length 42 cm; weight 5 kg. Very small, brownish wallaby with brightly coloured rust-red legs and face. No red on neck.

Habitat and Range:

Common in restricted habitat of rainforest and vine thickets throughout D'Aguilar Range (old records from Mount Tamborine and Burleigh Heads). Patchy distribution along the Qld coast to mid NSW.

Notes:

Similar to Red-necked Pademelon but less frequently seen because of its tendency to use the thickest parts of a forest rather than the edges.

Threats:

Dogs, cats.

Traces:

Droppings round to oval with one end slightly pointed (20 mm long by 12 mm wide).

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