Resources

Books

Kleiman, D. G. "Patterns of Behaviour in Hystricomorph Rodents." In The Biology of Hystricomorph Rodents, edited by I. W. Rowlands and Barbara J. Weir. London: Academic Press, 1974.

Nowak, R. M. Walker's Mammals of the World. Vol. 2. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991.

Redford, K. H., and J. F. Eisenberg. Mammals of the Neotropics: The Southern Cone. Vol. 2. Chicago: Chicago Press, 1992.

Wilson, D. E., and D. M. Reeder. Mammal Species of The World. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993.

Periodicals

Begall, S., H. Burda, and M. H. Gallardo. "Reproduction, Postnatal Development, and Growth of Social Coruros, Spalacopus cyanus (Rodentia: Octodontidae), from Chile." Journal of Mammalogy 80 (1999): 210-217.

Begall, S., S. Daan, H. Burda, and G. J. F. Overkamp. "Activity Patterns in a Subterranean Social Rodent, Spalacopus cyanus (Octodontidae)." Journal of Mammalogy 83 (2002): 153-158.

Begall, S., and M. H. Gallardo. "Spalacopus cyanus (Rodentia: Octodontidae): An Extremist in Tunnel Constructing and Food Storing Among Subterranean Mammals." Journal Zoology London 251 (2000): 53-60.

Contreras, L. C., J. C. Torres-Mura, and J. L. Yanez.

"Biogeography of Octodontid Rodents: An Eco-Evolutionary Hypothesis." Fieldiana: Zoology 39 (1987): 401-411.

Diaz, G. B., R. A. Ojeda, M. H. Gallardo, and S. M. Giannoni.

"Tyampanoctomys barrerae." Mammalian Species 646 (2000): 1-4.

Ebensperger, L. A., and F. Bozinovic. "Communal Burrowing in the Hystricognath Rodent, Octodon degus: A Benefit of Sociality?" Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 47 (2000): 365-369.

Fulk, G. W. "Notes on the Activity, Reproduction, and Social Behavior of Octodon degus." Journal of Mammalogy 57 (1976): 495-505.

Gallardo, M. H., J. W. Bickham, R. L. Honeycutt, R. A. Ojeda, and N. Kohler. "Discovery of Tetraploidy in a Mammal." Nature 401 (1999): 341.

"Molecular Systematics of the South American Caviomorph Rodents: Relationships Among Species and Genera of the Family Octodontidae." Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 26 (2003): 476-489.

Hutterer, R. "Island Rodents: A New Species of Octodon from Isla Mocha, Chile (Mammalia: Octodontidae)." Zeitschrift fuer Saeugetierkunde 59 (1994): 27-41.

"Microhabitat Use by a Small Diurnal Rodent (Octodon degus) in a Semiarid Environment: Thermoregulatory Constraints or Predation Risk?" Journal of Mammalogy 76 (1995): 900-905.

Mares, M. A., J. K. Braun, R. M. Barquez, and M. M. Diaz. "Two New Genera and Species of Halophytic Desert Mammals from Isolated Salt Flats in Argentina." Occasional Papers, Museum of Texas Tech University 203 (2000): 1-27.

Mares, M. A., R. A. Ojeda, C. E. Borghi, S. M. Giannoni, G. B. Diaz, and J. K. Braun. "How Desert Rodents Overcome Halophytic Plant Defenses." BioScience 47 (1997): 699-704.

Reig, O. A. "Ecological Notes on the Fossorial Octodont Rodent Spalacopus cyanus (Molina)." Journal of Mammalogy 51 (1970): 592-601.

Torres-Mura, J. C., and L. C. Contreras. "Spalacopus cyanus." Mammalian Species 594 (1998): 1-5.

Torres-Mura, J. C., M. L. Lemus, and L. C. Contreras.

"Herbivorous Specialization of the South American Desert Rodent Tympanoctomys barrerae." Journal of Mammalogy 70 (1989): 646-648.

Woods, C. A., and D. K. Boraker. "Octodon degus." Mammalian Species 67 (1975): 1-5.

Rodney L. Honeycutt, PhD

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