Name: Megaleptictis ‭(‬Large Leptictis‭)‬.
Phonetic: Meg-ah-lep-tik-tiss.
Named By: Tj Meehan & Larry D.‭ ‬Martin‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Leptictida,‭ ‬Leptictidae.
Species: M.‭ ‬altidens‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Insectivore‭?
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬South Dakota.
Time period: Late Eocene.
Fossil representation: Almost complete skull and mandibles.

       A relative of the more famous Leptictidium,‭ ‬Megaleptictis is perceived to have been a small insectivorous mammal that roamed around the forest floors of Eocene North America.

Further reading
-‭ ‬New large leptictid insectivore from the Late Paleogene of South Dakota,‭ ‬USA.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Acta Palaeontologica Polonica‭ ‬-‭ ‬Tj Meehan & Larry D.‭ ‬Martin‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.


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