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Leptauchenia Leidy 1856 (oreodont)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

Synonyms: Brachymeryx Cope 1877, Chelonocephalus Thorpe 1921, Hadroleptauchenia Schultz and Falkenbach 1968, Pithecistes Cope 1877, Pseudocyclopidius Schultz and Falkenbach 1968

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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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore