Moon-toothed degu

Moon-toothed degu

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Octodontidae
Species : Octodon lunatus


The Moon-toothed degu is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species


Facts about the moon-toothed degu

Moon-Toothed Degu or Octodon lunatus is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .

The moon-toothed degu is rarer, inhabiting dense scrubland near the coast26, thickets52 and small forests from sea level to 1,200m in the Andes24 near Santiago26. (Full text)

Moon-toothed degus are currently confined to central Chile26, but originally inhabited regions at least 50km south of their current location26 according to archaeological evidence dated 1,000 years old26. (Full text)

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