Name: Leptalestes.
Phonetic: Lep-tah-les-teez.
Named By: B.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Davis‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Theria,‭ ‬Metatheria.
Species: L.‭ ‬cooki,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬krejcii,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬prokrejcii,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬toevsi.
Diet: Omnivore‭?
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Across Canada and USA.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Multiple individuals.

       Leptalestes is a genus of metatherian mammal that lived in North‭ ‬America during the late Cretaceous.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A revision of‭ “‬pediomyid‭” ‬marsupials from the Late Cretaceous of North America.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Acta Palaeontologica Polonica‭ ‬52‭(‬2‭)‬:217-256.‭ ‬-‭ ‬B.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Davis‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.


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