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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Subclass: Theria
Infraclass: Metatheria
Genus: Leptalestes
Davis, 2007

Leptalestes is an extinct genus of mammals in the infraclass Metatheria. It was described by B.M. Davis in 2007. A new species, L. toevsi, was described from the late Cretaceous period of the United States by John P. Hunter, Ronald E. Heinrich, and David B. Weishampel in 2010.[1]


  • Leptalestes cooki (Clemens 1966)
  • Leptalestes prokrejcii (Fox 1979)
  • Leptalestes krejcii (Clemens 1966)
  • Leptalestes toevsi Hunter et al. 2010


  1. ^ Hunter, J. P, Heinrich, R. E., and Weishampel, D. B. (2010). "Mammals from the St. Mary River Formation (Upper Cretaceous), Montana". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30 (3): 885–898. doi:10.1080/02724631003763490.

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