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.


Common Degu
Octodon degus
Bridges's Degu
Octodon bridgesi
Isla Mocha Degu
Octodon pacificus
Moon-Toothed Degu
Octodon lunatus


Mountain Degu
Octodontomys gliroides

O. degus, Fabrice Schmitt
O. bridgesi,
O. pacificus,
O. lunatus, Matías Faúndez
O. gliroides, Alejandra Molina