Leptictis dakotensis Leidy 1868 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Leptictida - Leptictidae

Alternative combination: Ictops dakotensis

Synonym: Nanohyus porcinus Leidy 1869

Belongs to Leptictis according to T. J. Meehan and L. D. Martin 2010

See also Hay 1902, Leidy 1869, Novacek 1976, Novacek 1982 and Scott and Jepsen 1936

Sister taxa: Ictops major, Isacis caniculus, Leptictis acutidens, Leptictis bullatus, Leptictis douglassi, Leptictis haydeni, Leptictis montanus, Leptictis thomsoni, Leptictis wilsoni

Type specimens:

  • Leptictis dakotensis: ANSP 11043, a partial skull (P3)
  • Nanohyus porcinus:

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene of United States (6: North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming collections)

• Eocene of United States (4: South Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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