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Octodon degus (Degu) is a species of rodents in the family Octodontidae. They are native to The Neotropics. They are diurnal omnivores. Individuals are known to live for 85.2 months and can grow to 280 mm. They have parental care (cooperative breeding, female provides care, and paternal care). They rely on saltation to move around.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NBO_0000370
  • Definition: (Bipedal jumping.) Behavior related to the upward thrust produced by the rapid, simultaneous extension of the hind legs with the intend to rise in the air
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Degu. View this species on GBIF