Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several small macropods of the genus Thylogale of New Guinea, Australia, and adjacent islands, having short thick tails and sometimes considered to be small wallabies.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A brush-kangaroo or whallabee; an ordinary kangaroo of the genus Halmaturus, such as H. thetidis and related species. See cut under Halmaturus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) Any of several small reddish-brown wallabies of scrubby areas of Australia and New Guinea, especially those belonging to the genus Thylogale; a paddymelon. See wallaby

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several Thylogale species which are smaller relatives of the kangaroo and wallaby the smallest members of the macropod family, Macropodidae.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun small reddish-brown wallabies of scrubby areas of Australia and New Guinea

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably Dharuk badimaliyan.]

Examples

  • The term pademelon varies regionally in its application but may be taken to be a small wallaby.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 3

  •     Her mate would normally have done the hunting then, bringing whole birds or a pademelon or the bloody haunch of a kangaroo to the lair.

    Hunting the Thylacine

  • Her mate would normally have done the hunting then, bringing whole birds or a pademelon or the bloody haunch of a kangaroo to the lair.

    Hunting the Thylacine

  • It has not yet been determined by baraminologists whether kangaroos form a holobaramin with the wallaby, tree-kangaroo, wallaroo, pademelon and quokka, or if all these species are in fact apobaraminic or polybaraminic.

    Animals

  • Red-legged pademelon (Thylogale stigmatica), Australia.

    Queensland tropical rain forests

  • The Tasmanian pademelon was once found on mainland Australia but was eradicated due to loss of habitat and overhunting for meat and pelts.

    Tasmanian temperate rain forests

  • The dusky pademelon (Thylogale bruinji) and New Guinea quoll (Dasyurus albopunctatus) are considered vulnerable.

    Vogelkop-Aru lowland rain forests

  • Three of these species, the Papuan planigale (Planigale novaeguineae), the bronze quoll (Dasyurus spartacus), and the dusky pademelon (Thylogale brunii) are considered vulnerable.

    Trans Fly savanna and grasslands

  • The Moluccan mouse-eared bat (Myotis stalkeri) is endangered, whereas the dusky pademelon (Thylogale bruinii), and brown-bearded sheathtail bat (Taphozous achates) are considered vulnerable.

    Banda Sea Islands moist deciduous forests

  • The dusky pademelon is the only macropodid (kangaroo) found in the Banda Sea islands (Kai), although it is also found in the Aru Islands and the Trans Fly of New Guinea.

    Banda Sea Islands moist deciduous forests

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  • A species of marsupial, similar to the wallaby.

    October 8, 2007