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Leptictis Skull Replica measures 2.8 inches. Leptictis Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. Made in USA. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
Leptictis haydeni is the scientific name. Leptictis is an extinct genus of lepticitid mammal alive during the Late Eocene to Early Oligocene periods. The type species, L. haydeni, was named in 1868 by Joseph Leidy in honour of Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden.
L. dakotensis was also named by Leidy in 1868, but he originally named it as a separate species, Ictops, which is now seen as the same animal as Lepticitis. Since then, six other species have been named.
The hind limbs are proportionally elongated compared to their forelimbs similar to elephant shrews, though to a lesser degree than Leptictidium, and it is suggested that they were capable of rapid bursts of quadrupedal locomotion. The forelimbs were likely used for digging.
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