Amphekepubis

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Amphekepubis
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Superfamily: Mosasauroidea
Family: Mosasauridae
Genus: Amphekepubis
Mehl, 1930
Species: A. johnsoni
Binomial name
Amphekepubis johnsoni
Mehl, 1930

Amphekepubis is a genus of mosasaur from the Late Cretaceous of Mexico. Their remains correspond to the holotype specimen UM VP 509, a partial skeleton preserved in three dimensions, comprising the pelvic area, hind limb bones and nine caudal vertebrae, found in the east of Monterrey, in the state of Nuevo Leon, which come from marine sediments (claystones) apparently from the San Felipe Formation, which corresponds to the boundary between the ages of Coniacian and Santonian in the early Late Cretaceous.[1] However, it has been suggested that age may be more recent and its remains even might belong to the genus Mosasaurus.[2][3]

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  1. ^ M. G. Mehl. 1930. A new genus of mosasaurs from Mexico, and notes on the pelvic girdle of Platecarpus. Denison University Bulletin, Journal of the Scientific Laboratories 29(10):383-400
  2. ^ Marie-Céline Buchy, Eberhard Frey, Wolfgang Stinnesbeck, and José Guadalupe López-Oliva. Cranial anatomy of a Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous) mosasaur (Squamata, Mosasauridae) from north-east Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, año/vol. 24, número 001. pp. 89-103
  3. ^ Lingham-Soliar, T., 1995, Anatomy and functional morphology of the largest marine reptile known, Mosasaurus hoffmanni (Mosasauridae, Reptilia) from the Upper Cretaceous, Upper Maastrichtian of The Netherlands: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of Geology of North America, Volume J, 205-215. London, B, 347, 155-180.

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