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Leptauchenia Leidy 1856 (oreodont)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

Synonyms: Brachymeryx Cope 1877, Cyclopidius Cope 1877, Hadroleptauchenia Schultz and Falkenbach 1968, Pithecistes Cope 1877, Pseudocyclopidius Schultz and Falkenbach 1968

Parent taxon: Merycoidodontidae according to B. Lander 1998

Sister taxa: Aclistomycter, Bathygenys, Brachycrus, Desmatochoerus, Eporeodon, Hypsiops, Limnenetes, Mediochoerus, Merychyinae, Merycochoerus, Merycoides, Merycoidodon, Mesoreodon, Miniochoerus, Oreodontoides, Oreonetes, Paroreodon, Phenacocoelinae, Phenacocoelus, Sespia, Ticholeptus

Subtaxa: Leptauchenia decora, Leptauchenia eiselyi, Leptauchenia major, Leptauchenia orellaensis

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Type: Leptauchenia decora

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore