Fandom

Dinopedia

Leptictidium

3,388pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comments0 Share
This article is a stub.
This article needs expanding. You can help improve this article by adding additional content.
Leptictidium
Temporal range: Middle Eocene
LeptictidiumInfobox.png
Leptictidium auderiense as it appeared in Walking with Beasts
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Leptictida
Family: Pseudorhyncocyonidae
Genus: Leptictidium
Type species
Leptictidium auderiense
Tobien, 1962
Referred species
  • Leptictidium auderiense
    (Tobien, 1962)
  • Leptictidium ginsburgi
    (Mathis, 1989)
  • Leptictidium listeri
    (Hooker, 2013)
  • Leptictidium nasutum
    (Lister & Storch, 1985)
  • Leptictidium prouti
    (Hooker, 2013)
  • Leptictidium storchi
    (Hooker, 2013)
  • Leptictidium tobieni
    (Koenigswald & Storch, 1987)

The Leptictidium is at least a meter long and lived in the Eocene rainforests in Eurasia. They lived from 50 to 35 million years ago (when the first cats appeared and the world cooled down).They were omnivorous mammals. They ate insects, lizards and small mammals. Together with macropods and humans, Leptictidium is the only known biped mammal. It's name means graceful weasel. Leptictidium lived in a scientific family called Pseudorrhyncocyonidae.

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.