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Annotated catalogue of marine squamates (Reptilia) from the Upper Cretaceous of northeastern Mexico

  • M.-C. Buchy (a1), K.T. Smith (a2), E. Frey (a3), W. Stinnesbeck (a4), A.H. González González (a5), C. Ifrim (a4), J.G. López-Oliva (a6) and H. Porras-Muzquiz (a7)...
Abstract

Recent work in the Upper Cretaceous of northeastern Mexico has produced a diversity of vertebrate remains. For specimens referable to Squamata, both old and new, an annotated catalogue is here provided, wherein are summarised the geological context and morphological features of each specimen. All specimens appear to represent marine squamates, including an aigialosaur-like reptile preserving integumentary structures, several vertebrae possibly representing mosasauroids, the first Mexican mosasaur known from significant cranial material, an isolated mosasaur mandibular fragment, and the holotype of Amphekepubis johnsoni (considered to belong to Mosasaurus). These discoveries are auspicious and should deepen our understanding of palaeobiogeographic and evolutionary patterns

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