Leptarctus Leidy 1856 (mustelid carnivore)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Synonyms: Hypsoparia Dorr 1954, Mephititaxus White 1941

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1856. Notices of Extinct Vertebrata Discovered by Dr. F. V. Hayden, during the Expedition to the Sioux Country under the Command of Lieut. G. K. Warren. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8:311-312

Parent taxon: Leptarctinae according to W. W. Korth and J. A. Baskin 2009

See also Alroy 2002, Baskin 1998, Baskin 2005, Baskin 2017, Bever and Zakrzewski 2009, Carroll 1988, Dorr 1954, Hay 1902, Lim and Martin 2001, Lim and Martin 2002, Lim and Miao 2000, Olsen 1957, Robles et al. 2010, Voorhies 1990, Wagner and Reynolds 1983, Webb 1969 and White 1941

Sister taxa: Leptarctini, Trocharion

Subtaxa: Leptarctus (Pseudoleptarctus) Leptarctus ancipidens Leptarctus martini Leptarctus mummorum Leptarctus neimenguensis Leptarctus oregonensis Leptarctus primus Leptarctus progressus Leptarctus supremus Leptarctus webbi Leptarctus woodburnei Leptarctus wortmani

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Type: Leptarctus primus

Ecology: scansorial omnivore


• Hemphillian of United States (4: Kansas, Nebraska, Texas collections)

• Miocene of China (1), Mexico (1), United States (41: California, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, Wyoming)

Total: 47 collections each including a single occurrence

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