The cnemial crest is a crestlike prominence located at the front side of the head of the tibiotarsus or tibia in the legs of many mammals and reptiles (including birds[1] and other dinosaurs). The main extensor muscle of the thigh is attached to this ridge.

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  1. ^ Chatterjee, Sankar (2015). The Rise of Birds: 225 Million Years of Evolution. JHU Press. p. 151. ISBN 9781421415901.