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Dortoka vremiri: A new species of Dortokid Turtle from the Late Cretaceous of the Hațeg Basin, Romania.
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The Cretaceous deposits of the Hațeg Basin of Romania are noted for the production of a rich diversity of endemic fossil Vertebrates, interpreted as an island biota, with members of many taxa exhibiting dwarfism compared to relatives elsewhere in the world. The fossils recovered from the Hațeg Basin include Fish, Amphibians, Squamates, Turtles, Crocodyliforms, Pterosaurs, non-Avian Dinosaurs, Birds and Mammals, with Turtles being among the most common. Despite this abundance, only two types of Turtle are known from the Hațeg, Kallokibotion bajazidi, a stem-group Turtle (i.e. a member of a group of Turtles that are not descended from the last common ancestor of all living Turtles), and an unnamed Dortokid.

JoeB 6 Apr 21
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