Millerosauria

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Millerosaurians
Temporal range: Middle to Late Permian, 265.8–251 Ma
Milleretta BW.jpg
An illustration of Milleretta
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Clade: Parareptilia
Order: Millerosauria
Watson, 1957
Families
Synonyms
  • Millerosauroidea Romer, 1966

Millerosauria is an order of Parareptiles that contains the families †Millerettidae and †Eunotosauridae. It is the sister group to the order Procolophonomorpha. It was named in 1957 by Watson. It was once considered a suborder of the disused group Captorhinida and was called Millerosauroidea. All members of this order are thought to be extinct. Eunotosaurus has been recovered as a stem-turtle in recent cladistic studies.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schoch RR, Sues HD (2015) A Middle Triassic stem-turtle and the evolution of the turtle body plan. Nature doi: 10.1038/nature14472. [Epub ahead of print]