†subfamily Leptarctinae Gazin 1936 (mustelid carnivore)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Parent taxon: Mustelidae according to J. A. Baskin 1998

See also Baskin 2017, Bever and Zakrzewski 2009, Dorr 1954, Korth and Baskin 2009, Lim and Martin 2001, Lim and Martin 2002, Muizon 1982 and Robles et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Acheronictis, Ailurictis, Anatolictis, Aonyx, Arikarictis, Brevimalictis, Circamustela, Djourabus, Erokomellivora, Franconictis, Galictinae, Grisoninae, Guloninae, Hadrictis, Ictonychini, Ictonyx, Kenyalutra, Kinometaxia, Laphyctis, Luogale, Lutrina, Lutrinae, Marcetia, Martinae, Matanomictis, Melidellavus, Melinae, Mellalictis, Mellivorinae, Melogale, Mephitina, Mesomephitis, Miomustela, Mustelavinae, Mustelictis, Mustelina, Mustelinae, Mustellinae, Mydaus, Namibictis, Negodiaetictis, Neovison, Oligobuninae, Palaeomeles, Paragale, Parataxidea, Perunium, Plesictis, Plesiogale, Plesiomeles, Poecilictis, Poecilogale, Potamotheriinae, Prepoecilogale, Presictis, Promellivora, Promephitis, Proputorius, Protarctos, Puijila, Pyctis, Sabadellictis, Semantor, Sinictis, Sivalictis, Sivaonyx, Taxidiinae, Taxodon, Torolutra, Trochotherium, Vishnuonyx, Viverrina, Xenictis

Subtaxa: Leptarctini Leptarctus Trocharion

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

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

• Miocene of China (1), France (3), Germany (2), Mexico (1), Slovakia (3), United States (44: California, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, Wyoming)

Total: 58 collections including 60 occurrences

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