Leptacodon Matthew and Granger 1921 (placental)

Mammalia - Theriamorpha - Nyctitheriidae

Full reference: W. D. Matthew and W. Granger. 1921. New genera of Paleocene mammals. American Museum Novitates 13:1-7

Parent taxon: Nyctitheriidae according to G. F. Gunnell et al. 2008

See also Bown and Schankler 1982, Carroll 1988, Delson 1971, Gazin 1969, Gingerich 1987, Hooker 1986, Krishtalka 1976, Lopatin 2006, Matthew and Granger 1921, McKenna 1960, Rose et al. 2012 and Van Valen 1967

Sister taxa: Amphidozotheriinae, Asionyctiinae, Eosoricodontinae, Indonyctia, Limaconyssus, Nyctitheriinae, Nyctitherium, Paradoxonycteris soricodon, Placentidentinae, Praolestinae, Talpilestinae, Yuanqulestes

Subtaxa: Leptacodon acherontus Leptacodon catulus Leptacodon choristus Leptacodon donkroni Leptacodon minutulus Leptacodon munusculum Leptacodon nascimentoi Leptacodon packi Leptacodon proserpinae Leptacodon tener

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Type: Leptacodon tener

Ecology: scansorial insectivore


• Eocene of Belgium (1 collection), France (3), Portugal (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (9: Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, Wyoming)

• Paleocene of Canada (10: Alberta, Saskatchewan), United States (26: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming)

• Cretaceous of Portugal (1)

Total: 53 collections including 63 occurrences

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