- Burnetia mirabilis
- Broom, 1923
- Skull length: 20 cm, Length: ? 1.1 m
- Holotype (BMNH R5397): Compressed partial skull.
- Age and Distribution
- Horizon: Dicynodon Assemblage Zone, Upper Permian (Wuchiapingian-Changhsingian).
Type locality: Farm Water Krantz, Graaff-Reinet District, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
- Synapsida Therapsida Biarmosuchia Burnetiamorpha Burnetiidae
- Further Reading
- R. Broom 1923. On the structure of the skull in the carnivorous dinocephalian reptiles. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 2:661–684..
B. S. Rubidge and C. A. Sidor. 2002. On the Cranial Morphology of the Basal Therapsids Burnetia and Proburnetia (Therapsida: Burnetiidae). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 22(2):257-267.
Friday, 22 November 2013
Burnetia is known from a partial badly distorted skull from the Late Permian of Russia. It was initially thought to be a gorgonopsid until it was recognized as biarmosuchian. Like other members of the burnetiidae family, the skull displays various bumps.