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Donlesia dakotensis

Magnoliopsida - Ceratophyllales - Ceratophyllaceae

Taxonomy
Donlesia dakotensis was named by Dilcher and Wang (2009) [UF15708–5332, 5332′ (Figs.2–5). Paratypes — UF15708–49579 (Fig. 6); 33642 (Fig. 7); 8418 (Fig. 8); 33636 (Figs. 9–11); 33637b (Figs. 12–14).]. Its type specimen is UF15708-5332, a seed/fruit, and it is a compression fossil. It is the type species of Donlesia.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2009Donlesia dakotensis Dilcher and Wang p. 2257 figs. 2-14

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomPlantae
phylumSpermatophyta
classMagnoliopsidaCronquist et al. 1996
orderCeratophyllalesLink 1829
RankNameAuthor
familyCeratophyllaceaeGray 1822
genusDonlesia
speciesdakotensis

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
D. L. Dilcher and H. Wang 2009Same as for the genus Donlesia.