Macrocnemus bassanii Nopcsa 1930 (archosauromorph)

Reptilia - Diapsida - Tanystropheidae

Alternative combination: Macrochemus bassanii

Full reference: F. Nopcsa. 1930. Notizen über Macrochemus bassanii nov. gen. et spec. Centralblatt für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie, Abteilung B: Geologie und Paläontologie 1930:252-255

Belongs to Macrocnemus according to M. D. Ezcurra 2016

See also Chatterjee 1980, Chatterjee 1986, Kuhn 1971, Nopcsa 1930, Nopcsa 1931 and Peyer 1931

Sister taxa: Macrocnemus anatinus, Macrocnemus fuyuanensis, Macrocnemus obristi

Type specimen: MSNM specimen Besano I (destroyed during WWII?), a partial skeleton (skull, complete vertebral column, humerus, tibia and fibula). Its type locality is Besano (Scisti bituminosi), which is in an Anisian/Ladinian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal dolomite/shale in the Besano Formation of Italy.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Triassic of Italy (1 collection), Switzerland (4)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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