The Upper Cretaceous (Santonian) Iharkut terrestrial vertebrate locality, in Hungary,
has yielded several lacertilian taxa since its discovery in 2000. One of these is
represented by a left mandible fragment and two dentary fragments. The characters
observed on these remains support assignment to the family Chamopsiidae (Scincomorpha).
Moreover, the remains belong to a new genus and species, Pelsochamops infrequens n.
g. n. sp. Pelsochamops is the first known occurrence of chamopsiids outside North
America and adds another scincomorphan lizard to the Iharkut fauna. It represents
an additional evidence for dispersal routes between North America and Europe. (C)
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