Named By: Tj Meehan & Larry D. Martin - 2011.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Leptictida, Leptictidae.
Species: M. altidens (type).
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.
- New large leptictid insectivore from the Late Paleogene of South Dakota, USA. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica - Tj Meehan & Larry D. Martin - 2011.