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Leptauchenia Leidy 1856 (oreodont)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 42496

Synonyms: Brachymeryx Cope 1877 (no. 44654), Chelonocephalus Thorpe 1921 (no. 196755), Cyclopidius Cope 1877 (no. 45413), Hadroleptauchenia Schultz and Falkenbach 1968 (no. 46760), Pithecistes Cope 1877 (no. 50361), Pseudocyclopidius Schultz and Falkenbach 1968 (no. 51167)

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1856. Notice of some remains of extinct vertebrated animals. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 163-165

Parent taxon: Leptaucheniinae according to D. R. Prothero and F. Sanchez 2008

Sister taxa: Leptaucheniini, Limnenetes, Sespia, Sespiini

Subtaxa: Leptauchenia decora, Leptauchenia lullianus, Leptauchenia major

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Type: Leptauchenia major

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore