Name: Acuetzpalin ‭(‬water lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ah-cu-ets-pah-lin.
Named By: J.‭ ‬I.‭ ‬Barrientos-Lara,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Alvarado-Ortega‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Fernandez‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Ichthyosauria,‭ ‬Ophthalmosauridae,‭ ‬Platypterygiinae.
Species: A.‭ ‬carranzai‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore.
Size: Uncertain.
Known locations: Mexico‭ ‬-‭ ‬La Casita Formation.
Time period:‭ ‬Kimmeridgian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial skeleton.

       Acuetzpalin is a genus of ichthyosaur that lived in waters around what is now central America during the late Jurassic.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Acuetzpalin carranzai gen et sp.‭ ‬nov.‭ ‬A new ophthalmosauridae‭ (‬Ichthyosauria‭) ‬from the Upper Jurassic of Durango,‭ ‬North Mexico.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of South American Earth Sciences.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬I.‭ ‬Barrientos-Lara,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Alvarado-Ortega‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Fernandez‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.


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