Leptictis Leidy 1868 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Leptictida - Leptictidae

Synonyms: Ictidops Winge 1917, Ictops Leidy 1868, Isacis Cope 1873, Isacus Cope 1873, Mesodectes Cope 1875, Nanohyus Leidy 1869

Parent taxon: Leptictinae according to T. J. Meehan and L. D. Martin 2010

See also Alroy 2002, Cope 1873, Gazin 1949, Hay 1902, Johnson 1966, Kellner and McKenna 1996, Lillegraven 1969, Matthew 1918, McKenna and Bell 1997, Novacek 1976, Novacek 1977, Rose 1999, Scott and Jepsen 1936 and Van Valen 1967

Sister taxa: Blacktops, Hypictops, Megaleptictis, Myrmecoboides

Subtaxa: Ictops major Isacis caniculus Leptictis acutidens Leptictis bullatus Leptictis dakotensis Leptictis douglassi Leptictis haydeni Leptictis montanus Leptictis thomsoni Leptictis wilsoni

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Type: Leptictis haydeni

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene of United States (7: North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming collections)

• Eocene of Spain (1), United States (8: Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 16 collections including 17 occurrences

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