Amphekepubis

Name: Amphekepubis.
Phonetic: Am-fee-kee-peu-bis.
Named By: M.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Mehl‭ ‬-‭ ‬1930.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Squamata,‭ Mosasauridae.
Species: A.‭ ‬johnsoni‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Uncertain due to incomplete remains.
Known locations: Mexico‭ ‬-‭ ‬San Felipe formation.
Time period: Coniacian to Santonian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains,‭ ‬including caudal‭ (‬tail‭) ‬vertebrae and partial pelvic remains.

       Although discovered in mainland Mexico,‭ ‬it needs to be remembered that back in the late Cretaceous this area was actually underwater.‭ ‬The problem with Amphekepubis is that it has been described upon very incomplete remains,‭ ‬leading to speculation that Amphekepubis may actually be an already described genus of mosasaur‭ (‬Possibly Mosasaurus‭)‬.‭ ‬Additionally there is further speculation that Amphekepubis may actually come from a later period in the Cretaceous.



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