A new species of Macrocnemus from the Middle Triassic of the eastern Swiss Alps

  title={A new species of Macrocnemus from the Middle Triassic of the eastern Swiss Alps},
  author={Nicholas C. Fraser and Heinz Furrer},
  journal={Swiss Journal of Geosciences},
A new species of Macrocnemus is described on the basis of two incomplete specimens from the Lower Ladinian Prosanto Formation of southeastern Switzerland. The new form can be distinguished by its gracile limb elements and having a noticeably longer tibia than either Macrocnemus bassanii or Macrocnemus fuyuanensis. One of the new specimens exhibits soft part preservation in the region of the pelvic girdle. The hind part of this individual is preserved fully articulated and allows a complete… 
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