Replica Fossil - Middle Eocene 47 Mya - Messel Germany
Despite its superficial resemblance to a kangaroo rat, Leptictidium is actually a long-tailed weasel. Preserved stomach contents in fossils like these reveal that Leptictidium was omnivorous, eating primarily insects, lizards, and small mammals.


  • Title: Leptictidium auderiense

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