IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

Distribution

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Octodon degus is generally considered endemic to west central Chile, where it inhabits the lower slopes of the Andes. Although some have argued that its range may extend north into Peru, this is not well supported. It is common in the international pet trade, however, and is often used in laboratory studies outside of its native range.

Biogeographic Regions: neotropical (Native )

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