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Octodon
Octodon degus -Heidelberg Zoo, Germany-8a
Degu (Octodon degus)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Octodontidae
Genus Octodon

Octodon or degus, is a genus of octodontid rodents native to South America. The best-known member is the Common degu, (Octodon degus). Two of the four species of degus are nocturnal.

Species[]

Degu (Molina, 1782) (Octodon degus)
Bridges' Degu (Waterhouse, 1845) (Octodon bridgesi)
Moon-toothed Degu (Osgood, 1943) (Octodon lunatus)
Pacific Degu (R. Hutterer, 1994) (Octodon pacificus)
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