prepubis

prepubis

(priːˈpjuːbɪs)
n
(Zoology) (in some animals) a bone situated in front of the pubis
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a partial postcranial skeleton that comprises the neural arch of the axis and another four cervical vertebrae, one centrum and some fragments of neural arches of dorsal vertebrae, three vertebral centra and some fragments of neural spines of sacral vertebrae, nine anterior caudal vertebrae, cervical and dorsal rib fragments, five haemal arches, ossified tendon fragments, a proximal fragment of the right scapula and the incomplete left pelvic girdle represented by the anterior and dorsal part of the ilium, prepubis and a proximal fragment of the ischium (Figs.
In spite of the similar outline of the prepubic blade, the anterior end of the prepubis in Delapparentia, with the most anterior point dorsally offset, differs from that of Iguanodon (Norman, 1980) and Altirhinus (Norman, 1998), which is ventrally offset; nonetheless, this difference should be taken with caution due to the above-mentioned slight incompleteness of the anteroventral edge of Delapparentia.