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Degu

 

(Octodon degus), a mammal of the family Octodontidae of the order Rodentia. In outward appearance and measurements (length of body, 15 cm, and length of tail, 12 cm) it resembles the brown rat. Its body is covered with thick, coarse fur of a muddy brown color. The degu inhabits bush thickets in South America (Chile, Peru, and Bolivia). It digs elaborate burrows and climbs bushes and trees well. In some areas it causes damage to orchards, vegetable gardens, and plantations.

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Table 1 Common and scientific names and habitat of xeric and mesic rodent species discussed in the review Common Name Scientific Name Habitat(*) Chinchilla Chinchilla lanigera Xeric Degu Octodon degus Xeric Desert mouse possum Thylamys pusilla Xeric Gerbil Gerbillus gerbillus Xeric Golden hamster Mesocricetus auratus Mesic Guinea pig Cavia porcellus Mesic Jerboa Jaculus orientalis Xeric Kangaroo rat Dipodomys sp.
leucodon and Octodon degus specimens were retrieved from GenBank (see Table 2, Supplementary Material).
Trees were rooted on the branch leading to Octodon degus.
The results confirm the importance of predation on numbers and survival of several species of small mammals including Octodon degus and Phyllotis darwini.
Predation effects on space use by small mammals: a field experiment with a Neotropical rodent, Octodon degus.
Los resultados obtenidos en este estudio, no arrojaron una correlacion significativa entre peso corporal e IOS, sugiriendo que, por si solos, no son buenos indicadores de variaciones estacionales en los organos reproductivos, situacion similar a lo informado por Contreras & Bustos-Obregon en Octodon degus.
Photoperiod-induced changes in the proteins secreted by the male genital tract of the rodent Octodon degus.
It is a nocturnal and mostly herbivorous species which eats the foliage and seeds of a narrow range of species compared to other caviomorphs such as Octodon degus (Meserve, 1981; Meserve et al.
Se analiza el numero de celulas apoptoticas en las diferentes regiones epididimarias (cabeza, cuerpo, cola) del roedor sudamericano Octodon degus joven y senil.
Ebensperger and Hurtado (2005) describe a differential effect of shrubs and herbaceous plants on the vigilance behavior of Octodon degus linked to the costs and benefits of each type of plant cover.
1999) y Octodon degus (Octodontidae) (Woods y Boraker, 1975) en donde el quiebre de la cola es completo y ocurre a traves de una vertebra.
En el presente estudio se caracterizo morfometricamente el testiculo de Octodon degus de 3 edades distintas(joven, adulto y senil), mediante la determinacion del diametro y altura del epitelio tubular seminifero y la relacion porcentual intersticio-tubulo.