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Octodon pacificus Hutterer, 1994:28

Pacific degu, Mocha degu

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1959

Rediscovered in December 2015

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered

 

Distribution

Mocha Island (=Isla Mocha), Arauca Province, Chile

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

ZFMK-92.384: https://www.biologie.uni-ulm.de/cgi-bin/new_pict?id=102464&lang=e

https://www.biologie.uni-ulm.de/cgi-bin/query_all/details.pl?id=132875&stufe=7&typ=ZOO&sid=T&lang=e

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Hutterer, H. (1994). Island rodents: a new species of Octodon from Isla Mocha, Chile (Mammalia: Octodontidae). Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde 59(1): 27-41.

 

Other references:

Honeycutt, R. L., Rowe, D. L. and Gallardo, M. H. (2003). Molecular systematics of the South American caviomorph rodents: relationships among species and genera in the family Octodontidae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 26: 476-489.

Huchon, D. and Douzery, E. 2001. From the Old World to the New World: A molecular chronicle of the phylogeny and biogeography of hystricognath rodents. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 20(2): 238-251.

Lessa, E., Ojeda, R. and Bidau, C. (2008). Octodon pacificus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 09 September 2012.

Patton, James L. et al. (eds.). (2015). Mammals of South America, Volume 2: Rodents. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Pefaur, J. E. and Yañez, J. (1980). Ecología descriptiva de la Isla Mocha (Chile), en relación al poblamiento de los vertebrados. Bol. Museo Nacional Historia Natural, Chile 37: 103-112.

Saavedra, B., Quiroz, D. and Iriarte, J. (2003). Past and present small mammals of Isla Mocha (Chile). Mammalian Biology 68: 365-371.

Sanchez, M., Quiroz, D.and Becker, C. (1994). Un sitio Alfarero Tardío en Isla Mocha: P31-1. Boletín del Museo Regional de la Araucanía 5: 103-109.

Sporon, Anna and Mettler, Michael. (2002). Gesellige Degus. Stuttgart, Germany: Kosmos. 64 pp.

Vianna, Juliana A. et al. (2017). Record of an alleged extinct rodent: molecular analyses of the endemic Octodon pacificus from Chile. J Mammal. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyw193 [Abstract]

https://todropscience.tumblr.com/post/139234794077/extinct-brush-tailed-rat-aka-degu-rediscovered-in

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/18090/octodon-pacificus-pacific-degu

 

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