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  1. Octodon

    Octodon is a genus of octodontid rodents native to South America. The best-known member is the common degu, O. degus. Two of the four species of degus are nocturnal. The full list of species is: ⁕O. bridgesi, Bridges' degu, found in Argentina and Chile ⁕O. degus, the common degu or degu, found in central Chile ⁕O. lunatus, the moon-toothed degu, a nocturnal animal found in central Chile ⁕O. pacificus, the Mocha Island degu or Pacific degu, a recently discovered species found exclusively on Mocha Island, Chile

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  1. Octodon

    A genus of diurnal rats in the family Octodonidae, found in South America. The species Octodon degus is frequently used for research.

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