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Reptilia - Testudines - Bothremydidae
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.
|P. S. R. Romano et al. 2014||The plastron of A. lepida gen. et sp. nov. exhibits the usual 11 bones present in most pleurodires, including a reduced pair of mesoplastra, and no fontanelles. It possesses two cranial characters diagnostic to Pan-Podocnemididae (Podocnemidera sensu 2): presence of a wide maxillary triturating surfaces and reduced single vomer. Also, the new species shares two synapomorphies with Podocnemidoidea (sensu 2): pterygoid contribution to the anterior margin of the foramen posterius canalis carotici interni and short basioccipital. Features diagnostic of Bothremydidae (sensu 2) are: triturating surfaces moderately wide, cavum pterygoidei absent, prootic partially covered in ventral view, foramen posterius canalis carotici interni not in prootic and basisphenoid-quadrate contact present. The autapomorphic characters of A. lepida gen. et sp. nov. are: long itudinally elongated foramen palatinum posterius, squared opisthotic in ventral view and basioccipital triangular, uneven, with tuberculum and with a broad anterior portion.|