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

Millerettoides Broom, 1948
Millerettops Broom, 1948

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

Milleretta is an extinct genus of millerettid parareptile from the Late Permian 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.