Leptacodon choristus Secord 2008 (placental)

Mammalia - Tribosphenida - Nyctitheriidae

Originally described as cf. Leptacodon choristus

Full reference: R. Secord. 2008. The Tiffanian Land-Mammal Age (middle and late Paleocene) in the northern Bighorn Basin, Wyoming. University of Michigan Papers on Paleontology 35:1-192

Belongs to Leptacodon according to R. Secord 2008

Sister taxa: Leptacodon acherontus, Leptacodon catulus, Leptacodon donkroni, Leptacodon minutulus, Leptacodon munusculum, Leptacodon nascimentoi, Leptacodon packi, Leptacodon proserpinae, Leptacodon tener

Type specimen: UM 80668, a mandible (Right dentary with p3-m3). Its type locality is Divide Quarry, which is in a Paleocene fluvial-lacustrine siliciclastic in the Fort Union Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Distribution: found only at Divide Quarry

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