Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAVS: 1236

Species Thylogale thetis (Lesson, 1827)

Red-necked Pademelon


Generic Combinations

  • Thylogale thetis (Lesson, 1827).



Eldridge et al. (2011) looked at genetic differentiation and introgression amongst eastern Australian species.




New South Wales, Queensland

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, Qld: NSW North Coast (NNC), Sydney Basin (SB), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ)

Ecological Descriptors

Closed forest, folivore, herbivore, nocturnal, open forest, tall open forest, terrestrial.


General References

Chilcott, M.J., Moore, S.A. & Hume, I.D. 1985. Effects of water restriction on nitrogen metabolism and urea recycling in the macropodid marsupials Macropus eugenii (tammar wallaby) and Thylogale thetis (red-necked pademelon). Journal of Comparative Physiology B 155: 759-767

Dellow, D.W. & Hume, I.D. 1983. Studies on the nutrition of macropodine marsupials. IV. Digestion in the stomach and the intestine of Macropus giganteus, Thylogale thetis and Macropus eugenii. Australian Journal of Zoology 30: 767-777

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

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

Johnson, K.A. 1980. Spatial and temporal use of habitat by the red-necked pademelon, Thylogale thetis (Marsupialia: Macropodidae). Australian Wildlife Research 7: 157-166

Johnson, K.A. 1995. Red-necked Pademelon Thylogale thetis. pp. 399-400 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

Osawa, R. & Woodall, P.F. 1992. A comparative study of macroscopic and microscopic dimensions of the intestine in five macropods (Marsupialia: Macropodidae). I. Allometric relationships. Australian Journal of Zoology 40: 91-98

Osawa, R. & Woodall, P.F. 1992. A comparative study of macroscopic and microscopic dimensions of the intestine in five macropods (Marsupialia: Macropodidae). II. Relationship with feeding habits and fibre content on the diet. Australian Journal of Zoology 40: 99-113

Radford, S.L., Croft, D.B. & Moss, G.L. 1998. Male choice in female red-necked pademelons, Thylogale thetis (Marsupialia: Macropodoidea). Ethology 104: 217-231

Wahunga, G.M., Catterall, C.P. & Olsen, M.F. 2001. Predator avoidance, feeding and habitat use in the red-necked pademelon, Thylogale thetis, at the rainforest edges. Australian Journal of Zoology 49: 45-58


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)