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Dortoka botanica

Reptilia - Testudines

Taxonomy
Ronella botanica was named by Gheerbrant et al. (1999). Its type specimen is JBB-21, a partial shell (partial plastron), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Jibou B (JBB4), which is in a Thanetian fluvial-lacustrine limestone in the Jibou Formation of Romania.

It was recombined as Dortoka botanica by Cadena and Joyce (2015).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1999Ronella botanica Gheerbrant et al.
1999Ronella botanica Gheerbrantt et al.
2004Ronella botanica Lapparent de Broin et al.
2006Ronella botanica Gaffney et al. p. 31
2015Dortoka botanica Cadena and Joyce p. 15

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
RankNameAuthor
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
Testudinata(Oppel 1811)
orderTestudinesBatsch 1788
Panpleurodira
Dortokidae()
genusDortoka
speciesbotanica()

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
E. Cadena and W. G. Joyce 2015Dortoka botanica can be diagnosed as a pan-pleurodire by the sutural articulation of the pelvis with the shell, presence of a well-developed anal notch, a single gular scute and the loss of inframarginals; and as a representative of Dortoka by the distinct micro- and macrosculpturing of the carapace, absence of contact between peripheral I and costal I, a lapping of pleural II onto costal I and the absence of mesoplastra. Dortoka botanica is currently differentiated from other Dortoka by the restriction of the sculpturing to the neurals, the rectangular pleural II that laps onto costal I along its entire width and the transverse humeropectoral sulcus.