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Octodontidae (degus, rock rats, and viscacha rats)

Wikipedia Abstract

Octodontidae is a family of rodents, restricted to southwestern South America. Thirteen species of octodontid are recognised, arranged in nine genera. The best known species is the degu, Octodon degus.Octodontids are medium-sized rodents, ranging from 12 to 20 cm (4.7 to 7.9 in) in body length. They have long, silky, fur, which is typically brownish in color, and often paler on the underside. The name 'octodont' derives from the wear pattern of their teeth, which resembles a figure 8.
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Aconaemys (rock rats) (3)
Octodon (4)   (1)
Octodontomys (long-tailed octodons and mountain degu) (1)
Octomys (viacacha rat) (1)
Pipanacoctomys (1)   (1)
Salinoctomys (1)   (1)
Spalacopus (coruro) (1)
Tympanoctomys (plains viscacha rat) (1)

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