pademelon

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A pademelon

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From Dharug badimaliyan.

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pademelon (plural pademelons)

  1. Any species of the genus Thylogale of small macropods.
    • 2007, Scott Alexander King, Animal Dreaming: The Symbolic and Spiritual Language of the Australasian Animals, page 57,
      Although Pademelons are solitary and territorial by nature, it is not uncommon to witness small groups feeding in close proximity to one another.
    • 2008, Barbara A. Holzman, Tropical Forest Biomes, page 122,
      Kangaroos and their relatives that live in the rainforest include pademelons, wallabies, and tree kangaroos. Pademelons are small kangaroo-like marsupials that prefer solitary nocturnal life in the rainforest.
    • 2013, Iain Campbell, Sam Woods, Wildlife of Australia, page 32,
      Pademelons are a distinct group of small wallabies, considerably smaller than both the giant kangaroos and the other, larger wallabies. When foraging slowly, pademelons usually move on all fours.

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