Taxonomy

The common degu (Octodon degus) is one of 5 species called "degu". They are most closely related to rock rats and viscacha rats, but are also a relative of chinchillas, cavies, and many other South American rodents.


Octodon:

Common Degu

Octodon degus

Bridges's Degu

Octodon bridgesi

Isla Mocha Degu

Octodon pacificus

Moon-Toothed Degu

Octodon lunatus

Octodontomys:

Mountain Degu

Octodontomys gliroides