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Temporal range: late Eocene to late Oligocene
Leptictis cf. acutidens.jpg
Leptictis acutidens
Lepticis centrado.jpg
Illustrated recreation of a Leptictis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Leptictida
Family: Leptictidae
Genus: Leptictis
Leidy, 1868
  • L. acutidens
  • L. dakotensis
  • L. douglassi
  • L. haydeni
  • L. montanus
  • L. thomsoni
  • L. wilsoni

Leptictis is an extinct genus of mammal. It was related to the better-known Leptictidium.


  • McKenna, Malcolm C., and Bell, Susan K. 1997. Classification of Mammals Above the Species Level. Columbia University Press, New York, 631 pp. ISBN 0-231-11013-8
  • Kenneth, D. R. (2006). The postcranial skeleton of early Oligocene Leptictis (Mammalia: Leptictida), with a preliminary comparison to Leptictidium from the middle Eocene of Messel. Palaeontographica Abteilung A, 278(1-6), 37-56.