Leakitherium Savage 1965 (creodont)

Mammalia - Creodonta - Hyainailouridae

Full reference: R. J. G. Savage. 1965. Fossil Mammals of Africa: 19 The Miocene Carnivora of East Africa. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Geology 10(8):241-316

Parent taxon: Hyainailourinae according to M. R. Borths and N. J. Stevens 2017

See also McKenna and Bell 1997, Morales et al. 2007, Morales and Pickford 2017, Savage 1965, Solé et al. 2015, Solé et al. 2014 and Van Valen 1967

Sister taxa: Akhnatenavus, Dissopsalini, Hemipsalodon, Hyainailourini, Hyainailouros, Isohyaenodon, Kerberos, Megistotherium, Metapterodon, Metapterodontini, Mlanyama, Orienspterodon, Parapterodon, Paroxyaenini, Parvavorodon, Pterodon, Simbakubwa

Subtaxa: Leakitherium hiwegi

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Type: Leakitherium hiwegi

Ecology: scansorial insectivore


• Miocene of Kenya (1 collection), Uganda (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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