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Leptarctus Leidy 1856 (mustelid carnivore)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 41119

Synonyms: Hypsoparia Dorr 1954 (no. 47261), Mephititaxus White 1941 (no. 48153)

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

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