Red-legged Pademelon (species: Thylogale stigmatica) in taxonomy (Gaia Guide)
Thylogale stigmatica (4)
Red-legged Pademelon

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Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Diprotodontia
Family Macropodidae
Genus Thylogale
Species Thylogale stigmatica
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

They have soft thick fur, grey-brown on the back and cream on the belly. The cheeks forearms, outside and inside of their hind legs are a rusty brown color. The common name refers to the rusty color on the limbs. They also have a pale cream stripe on their outer thigh. Rainforest forms are usually darker in color than those from the open country. (Wikipedia)


  • Up to 58 cm (excluding the tail)
  • Up to 110 cm (including the tail)


  • From 2.5 kg to 7 kg - applies to Adults


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©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

Due to land clearance, they have suffered a reduction in range, but they still remain common where the habitat remains, and they are not seriously disturbed by selective loggings. Distribution is discontinuous, especially in the north where it appears to be limited by the availability of vegetation providing satisfactory cover. They appear to prefer rainforest areas but are also found near both sclerophyll and dry-vine scrubs. (Wikipedia)

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