Temporal range: Late Permian, Changhsingian
|Reconstruction of Millerosaurus lying on a stone.|
Millerosaurus is an extinct genus of millerettid parareptile from the Late Permian (Changhsingian stage) of South Africa.It was a small animal which reached a length of 30 cm. Unlike many other parareptiles, it had holes (fenestrae) behind the eyesockets in the skull. It had a slabsided body, a long tail, and a narrow but triangular skull (about 2 inches long) with large eyes, and is thought to have been insectivorous.
- Marcello Ruta; Juan C. Cisneros; Torsten Liebrect; 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.
- Michael J. Benton, Vertebrate palaeontology : Volume 13, Wiley-Blackwell, 2005, 3e éd., 455 p.
- See the book Vertebrate Paleontology by Michael J. Benton, the third edition, side 115.
- University of Bristol.
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