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Species Thylogale stigmatica (Gould, 1860)

Red-legged Pademelon

Generic Combinations

  • Thylogale stigmatica (Gould, 1860).



Subspecies not identified in Calaby & Richardson (1988: 78), synonymies followed Tate (1948: 314). Eldridge et al. (2011) looked at genetic differentiation and introgression amongst eastern Australian species.




New South Wales, Queensland

Extra Distribution Information

Also found in southern Papua New Guinea.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, Qld: Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Gulf Plains (GUP), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), NSW North Coast (NNC), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Closed forest, folivore, nocturnal, solitary, subtropical, tall open forest, terrestrial.


General References

Calaby, J. & Richardson, B.J. 1988. Mammalia. In Walton, D.W. (ed.) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 5. Canberra : Australian Government Publishing Service Vol. 5 x, 274 pp. [Date published 13-Apr-88]

Cooke, B.N. 1979. Field observations of the behaviour of the macropod marsupial Thylogale stigmatica (Gould). Unpublished M.Sc. thesis, Brisbane : University of Queensland.

Eldridge, M.D.B., Heckenberg, K., Neaves, L.E., Metcalfe, C.J., Hamilton, S., Johnson, P.M. & Close, R.L. 2011. Genetic differentiation and introgression amongst Thylogale (pademelons) taxa in eastern Australia. Australian Journal of Zoology 59(2): 103-117

Gray, C. 1994. Observing the red-legged pademelon (Thylogale stigmatica). North Queensland Naturalist 197: 23-24

Jarman, P.J. 1994. The eating of seedheads by species of Macropodidae. Australian Mammalogy 17: 51-63

Johnson, P.M. & Vernes, K. 1994. Reproduction in the red-legged pademelon, Thylogale stigmatica Gould (Marsupialia, Macropodidae), and age estimation and development of pouch young. Wildlife Research 21: 553-558

Johnson, P.M. & Vernes, K.A. 1995. Red-legged Pademelon Thylogale stigmatica. pp. 397-398 in Strahan, R. (ed.). The Mammals of Australia: The National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife. Sydney : Reed New Holland 756 pp.

Langer, P. 1979. Functional anatomy and ontogenetic development of the stomach in the macropodine species Thylogale stigmatica and Thylogale thetis (Mammalia: Marsupialia). Zoomorphology (Berlin) 93: 137-151

Reddell, P., Spain, A.V. & Hopkins, M. 1997. Dispersal of spores of mycorrhizal fungi in scats of native mammals in tropical forests of northeastern Australia. Biotropica 29: 184-192

Tate, G.H.H. 1948. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 59 Studies on the anatomy and phylogeny of the Macropodidae (Marsupialia). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 91: 233-351

Vernes, K. 1995. The diet of the red-legged pademelon Thylogale stigmatica (Gould) (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) in fragmented tropical rain-forest, north Queensland, Australia. Mammalia 59: 517-525

Vernes, K., Marsh, H. & Winter, J. 1995. Home-range characteristics and movement patterns of the red-legged pademelon (Thylogale stigmatica) in a fragmented tropical rainforest. Wildlife Research 22: 699-708


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)