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pademelon: see kangarookangaroo,
name for a variety of hopping marsupials, or pouched mammals, of the family Macropodidae, found in Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea. The term is applied especially to the large kangaroos of the genus Macropus.
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a small wallaby of the genus Thylogale, of coastal scrubby regions of Australia
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These are usually species that inhabit areas of dense vegetation when they need refuge or shelter but feed in more open areas, as is the case of Thylogale
agilis also declined at this time, while numbers of the smaller-bodied rainforest-dwelling Thylogale
species increased into the Holocene levels (Figure 6).
Several people recalled that until the 1950s wallabies (Thylogale
browni) had been plentiful, but that after World War II, when people acquired shotguns, they were hunted to extinction.
Through a process of elimination I found the culprit was the red-legged pademelon, Thylogale
stigmatica: a shy, fleet-footed rainforest wallaby that can smell you coming `a mile away', especially if you're carrying a camera!