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SPECIES Octodon degus

Author:Molina, 1782.
Citation:Sagg. Stor. Nat. Chile: 303.
Common Name:Degu
Type Locality:Chile, Santiago Prov., Santiago.
Distribution:Chile, west slope of the Andes between Vallenar and Curico, to 1,200 m.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc). Common.
Comments:Reviewed by Woods and Boraker (1975). Karyotype has 2n=58 and FN=112 (Reig et al., 1972).
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Synonyms:

    alba Fitzinger, 1867
    clivorum Thomas, 1927
    cumingii Bennett, 1832
    getulus (Poeppig, 1829)
    kummingii (Schinz, 1845)
    pallidus Wagner, 1845
    peruana Waterhouse, 1848

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