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Leptictidium prouti Hooker 2013 (placental)

Mammalia - Placentalia - Pseudorhyncocyonidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 331103

Full reference: J. J. Hooker. 2013. Origin and evolution of the Pseudorhyncocyonidae, a European Paleogene family of insectivorous placental mammals. Palaeontology 56(4):807-835

Belongs to Leptictidium according to J. J. Hooker 2013

Sister taxa: Leptictidium auderiense, Leptictidium listeri, Leptictidium nasutum, Leptictidium storchi, Leptictidium tobieni

Type specimen: NHMUK.M65382, a tooth (LM3). Its type locality is Abbey Wood, which is in a Ypresian marine sandstone in the Blackheath Beds Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore