Proburnetia

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Proburnetia
Temporal range: Late Permian
Proburnetia BW.jpg
Life restoration of Proburnetia viatkensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Therapsida
Suborder: Biarmosuchia
Family: Burnetiidae
Genus: Proburnetia
Tatarinov, 1968
Species:
P. viatkensis
Binomial name
Proburnetia viatkensis
Tatarinov, 1968

Proburnetia is an extinct genus of biarmosuchian therapsids in the family Burnetiidae, from the Late Permian of Russia. It had bizarre bumps and protrusions on its skull.[1]

Proburnetia viatkensis.

Proburnetia had a 20 cm skull, and a total length up to 1.5 m.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rubidge, B.S.; Sidor, C.A. (2002). "On the cranial morphology of the basal therapsids Burnetia and Proburnetia (Therapsida: Burnetiidae)" (PDF). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 22 (2): 257–267. doi:10.1671/0272-4634(2002)022[0257:OTCMOT]2.0.CO;2.
  2. ^ http://www.palaeocritti.com/by-group/biarmosuchia/proburnetia