Named By: Robert L. Carroll & Donald Baird - 1972.
Synonyms: Sauropleura longipes, Tuditanus longipes.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Romeriida, Protorothyrididae.
Species: A. longipes (type).
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.
- Carboniferous Stem-Reptiles of the Family Romeriidae, Robert L. Carroll & Donald Baird - 1972.