Name: Anthracodromeus ‭(‬Coal runner‭)‬.
Phonetic: An-fra-co-dro-me-us.
Named By: Robert L.‭ ‬Carroll‭ & ‬Donald Baird‭ ‬-‭ ‬1972.
Synonyms: Sauropleura longipes,‭ ‬Tuditanus longipes.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Romeriida,‭ ‬Protorothyrididae.
Species: A.‭ ‬longipes‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Insectivore.
Size: About‭ ‬16‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Ohio.
Time period: Westphalian of the Carboniferous.
Fossil representation: ‭(‬AMNH‭ ‬6940‭)‬ Almost complete skeleton.

       Originally named as Sauropleura longipes by Edward Drinker Cope in‭ ‬1875,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬longipes became a new genus in‭ ‬1972.‭ ‬Anthracodromeus means‭ ‘‬coal runner‭’‬,‭ ‬a‭ ‬reference to the fact that it was discovered in a coal mine,‭ ‬while the species name means‭ ‘‬long foot‭’‬.‭ ‬Anthracodromeus was probably a small predator of invertebrates.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Carboniferous Stem-Reptiles of the Family Romeriidae,‭ ‬Robert L.‭ ‬Carroll‭ & ‬Donald Baird‭ ‬-‭ ‬1972.


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