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

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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]


Brazilosaurus sanpauloensis

Mesosaurus tenuidens

Stereosternum tumidum

Eunotosaurus africanus


Milleretta rubidgei

Broomia perplexa

"Millerosaurus" nuffieldi

Milleropsis pricei

Millerosaurus ornatus


Australothyris smithi

Microleter mckinzieorum



  1. ^ a b Marcello Ruta; Juan C. Cisneros; Torsten Liebrecht; Linda A. Tsuji; 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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