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Octodon is a genus of octodontid rodents native to South America.[1] The best-known member is the common degu, O. degus. Two of the four species of degus are nocturnal.[2][3] The full list of species is:

Temporal range: Recent
Octodon degus 1.jpg
Common degu, Octodon degus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Octodontidae
Genus: Octodon
Bennett, 1823

Octodon bridgesi
Octodon degus
Octodon lunatus
Octodon pacificus


  1. ^ Woods, C.A.; Kilpatrick, C.W. (2005). "Genus Aconaemys". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1571-1572. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ Wise Geek
  3. ^ University of Michigan Archived 2012-07-20 at the Wayback Machine

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