Milleretta

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Milleretta
Temporal range: Late Permian, 252.5–251Ma
Milleretta BW.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Millerosauria
Family: Millerettidae
Genus: Milleretta
Broom, 1948
Type species
Milleretta rubidgei
(Broom, 1938 [originally Millerina])
Synonyms

Genus-level:
Millerettoides Broom, 1948
Millerettops Broom, 1948


Species-level:
Millerettoides platyceps Broom, 1948
Millerettops kitchingi Broom, 1948
Millerina rubidgei Broom, 1938 [preoccupied by an arthropod Malloch, 1925

Milleropsis is an extinct genus millerettid parareptile from the Late Permian (late Changhsingian stage) of South Africa. Fossils have been found at the Balfour Formation.[1] Milleretta is a moderately sized, lizard-like animal, about 60 centimetres (24 in) in length. It was probably insectivorous.[2]

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  1. ^ Marcello Ruta, Juan C. Cisneros, Torsten Liebrecht, Linda A. Tsuji and Johannes Müller (2011). "Amniotes through major biological crises: faunal turnover among Parareptiles and the end-Permian mass extinction". Palaeontology 54 (5): 1117–1137. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4983.2011.01051.x. 
  2. ^ Palmer, D., ed. (1999). The Marshall Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals. London: Marshall Editions. p. 65. ISBN 1-84028-152-9.