Millerettidae

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Millerettidae
Temporal range: Middle-Late Permian, Capitanian–Changhsingian
Milleretta BW.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Millerosauria
Family: Millerettidae
Watson, 1957

Millerettidae is an extinct family of parareptiles from the Middle Permian to the Late Permian period (Capitanian - Changhsingian stages) of South Africa.[1] The millerettids were small insectivores and probably resembled modern lizards in appearance and lifestyle.

The following cladogram shows the phylogenetic position of the Millerettidae, from Ruta et al., 2011.[1]

Parareptilia 
 Mesosauria 

Brazilosaurus sanpauloensis



Mesosaurus tenuidens



Stereosternum tumidum





Eunotosaurus africanus


 Millerettidae 

Milleretta rubidgei




Broomia perplexa




"Millerosaurus" nuffieldi




Milleropsis pricei



Millerosaurus ornatus






 Procolophonomorpha 

Australothyris smithi



Microleter mckinzieorum



Ankyramorpha





References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Marcello Ruta, Juan C. Cisneros, Torsten Liebrecht, Linda A. Tsuji and Johannes Muller (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. 

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