A distribution with

positive excess kurtosis is called

**leptokurtic**, or leptokurtotic. "Lepto-" means "slender"

[1]. In terms of shape, a leptokurtic distribution has a more acute

*peak* around the

mean (that is, a higher probability than a normally distributed variable of values near the mean) and

*fatter tails* (that is, a higher probability than a normally distributed variable of

extreme values). Examples of leptokurtic distributions include the

Laplace distribution and the

logistic distribution. Such distributions are sometimes termed

*super Gaussian*.