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CAVS: 1235

Species Thylogale billardierii (Desmarest, 1822)

Tasmanian Pademelon

Generic Combinations

  • Thylogale billardierii (Desmarest, 1822).




South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria

Extra Distribution Information

Extinct on the mainland.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


SA, Tas, Vic: Australian Alps (AA), Ben Lomond (BEL), Flinders (FLI), King (KIN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), Tasmanian Central Highlands (TCH), Tasmanian Northern Midlands (TNM), Tasmanian Northern Slopes (TNS), Tasmanian South East (TSE), Tasmanian Southern Ranges (TSR), Tasmanian West (TWE), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP)

Ecological Descriptors

Closed forest, coastal, crepuscular, folivore, herbivore, montane, nocturnal, open forest, tall open forest, terrestrial.


General References

Driessen, M.M. & Hocking, G.J. 1997. Age estimation of the Tasmanian pademelon, Thylogale billardierii, by molar eruption. Australian Mammalogy 20: 107-110

Ganslosser, U. & Werner, I. 1984. Zur Häufigkeit freundlicher und agonisticher Verhaltensmuster in einer Gruppe von Rottbauchfilandern (Thylogale billardierii) Desmarest) (Marsupialia: Macropodidae). Zoologischer Anzeiger 213: 51-67

Johnson, K.A. & Rose, R. 1995. Tasmanian Pademelon Thylogale billardierii. pp. 394-396 in Strahan, R. (ed.). The Mammals of Australia. The National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife. Sydney : Reed New Holland.

Martin, I.K. & McDonald, I.R. 1986. Adrenocortical function in a macropodid marsupial Thylogale billardierii. Journal of Endocrinology 110: 471-480

Martin, I.K. & McDonald, I.R. 1986. Adrenocortical function in a macropodid marsupial Thylogale billardierii. Journal of Endocrinology 110: 471-480

McArthur, C. & Sanson, G.D. 1993. Nutritional effects and costs of a tannin in a grazing and a browsing macropodid marsupial herbivore. Functional Ecology 7: 690-696

Nagy, K.A., Sanson, G.D. & Jacobsen, N.K. 1990. Comparative field energetics of two macropod marsupials and a ruminant. Australian Wildlife Research 17: 591-599

Rose, R.W. 1997. The effects of bromocriptine on the Tasmanian pademelons, Thylogale billardierii, during lactational quiescence. Australian Mammalogy 20: 49-52

Rose, R.W., Shetewi, A.S. & Flowers, K. 2005. Milk composition of the Tasmanian pademelon (Thylogale billardierii Desmarest) (Macropodoidea: Marsupialia). Australian Journal of Zoology 53: 67-71

Rose, R.W. & McCartney, D.J. 1982. Growth of the red-bellied pademelon, Thylogale billardierii, and age estimation of pouch young. Australian Wildlife Research 9: 33-38

Rose, R.W. & McCartney, D.J. 1982. Reproduction of the red-bellied pademelon, Thylogale billardierii (Marsupialia). Australian Wildlife Research 9: 27-32

Sprent, J.A. & McArthur, C. 2002. Diet and diet selection in the macropodid browser-grazer continuum: do they eat what they 'should'? Australian Journal of Zoology 50: 183-192


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
29-Nov-2016 05-Nov-2010 MOVED
29-Oct-2010 29-Oct-2010 MOVED
12-Feb-2010 (import)