Name: Macrocnemus ‭(‬Large tibia‭)‬.
Phonetic: Mak-roe-ne-mus.
Named By: F.‭ ‬Nopcsa‭ ‬-‭ ‬1931.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Archosauromorpha,‭ ‬Protorosauria.
Species: M.‭ ‬basanii‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬fuyuanensis, M. obristi .
Diet: Insectivore‭?
Size: Specimens range from‭ ‬20‭ ‬to‭ ‬100‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Europe and China.
Time period: Mid Triassic.
Fossil representation: Many individuals.

       Macrocnemus is a genus of extinct archosauromorph that seems to have had a wide distribution during the Triassic given that fossils of the genus are known from central Europe and China.‭

Further reading
-‭ ‬Macrocnemus nicht Macrochemus.‭ ‬Centralblatt fur Mineralogie.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Geologic und Palaeontologie‭; ‬Stuttgart.‭ ‬1931‭ ‬Abt B‭ ‬655‭–‬656.‭ ‬-‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Nopcsa‭ ‬-‭ ‬1931.
-‭ ‬Skin remains in a juvenile Macrocnemus bassanii Nopsca‭ (‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Prolacertiformes‭) ‬from the Middle Triassic of Northern Italy.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Jahrbuch Geologie und Paläontologie,‭ ‬Abhandlung‭ ‬224‭(‬1‭)‬:31-48.‭ ‬-‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Renesto‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬Avanzini‭ ‬-‭ ‬2002.
-‭ ‬A new species of Macrocnemus‭ (‬Reptilia:‭ ‬Protorosauria‭) ‬from the Middle Triassic of southwestern China and its palaeogeographical implication.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Science in China D,‭ ‬Earth Sciences‭ ‬50‭(‬11‭)‬1601-1605.‭ ‬-‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Li,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬-J.‭ ‬Zhao‭ & ‬L.‭ ‬-T.‭ ‬Wang‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.
-‭ ‬New information on the protorosaurian reptile Macrocnemus fuyuanensis Li et al.,‭ ‬2007,‭ ‬from the Middle/Upper Triassic of Yunnan,‭ ‬China‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬31‭ (‬6‭)‬:‭ ‬1230‭–‬1237.‭ ‬-‭ ‬D.‭ ‬-Y.‭ ‬Jiang,‭ ‬O.‭ ‬Rieppel,‭ ‬N.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Fraser,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Motani,‭ ‬W.‭ ‬-C.‭ ‬Haoa,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Tintorie,‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬-L.‭ ‬Suna‭ & ‬Z.‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬Suna‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.
- A new species of Macrocnemus from the Middle Triassic of the eastern Swiss Alps. - Swiss Journal of Geosciences. 106 (2): 199–206. - Nicholas Fraser & Heinz Furrer - 2013.


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