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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 remains of extinct Mammalia, discovered by Dr. F. V. Hayden in Nebraska Territory. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8:88-90

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 decora

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore