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Red-necked Pademelon (Thylogale thetis)

Posted on Aug 24, 2007 by in Marsupials | 0 comments

Thylogale thetis

Number 0060

The red-necked pademelon (there are other pademelons, including a red-legged one) is a small wallaby that lives in eastern Australia. It’s nocturnal for the most part, has one joey a year, and like many animals is threatened by habitat destruction—as well as by domestic dogs and cats, dingos, and other predators.

Here is a nice 19th-century painting of red-necked pademelons.

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