pademelon definition

  • noun:
    • some of a number of Thylogale types that are smaller family relations of this kangaroo and wallaby the smallest members of the macropod family members, Macropodidae.
    • some of a number of small reddish-brown wallabies of scrubby areas of Australia and New Guinea, particularly those of the genus Thylogale; a paddymelon. See wallaby
    • A brush-kangaroo or whallabee; a typical kangaroo of this genus Halmaturus, such as for example H. thetidis and related species. See cut under Halmaturus.
    • little reddish-brown wallabies of scrubby regions of Australian Continent and brand new Guinea

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