Named By: R. M. H. Smith, B. S. Rubidge & C. A. Sidor - 2006.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Therapsida, Biarmosuchia, Burnetiidae.
Species: P. sneeubergensis (type).
Size: Skull 17.5 centimetres long Body roughly about 1-1.2 meters long.
Known locations: South Africa - Teekloof Formation.
Time period: Wuchiapingian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Complete skull and lower jaw.
Paraburnetia is a genus of biarmosuchian therapsid that lived in South Africa during the Late Permian. The name Paraburnetia means ‘near Burnetia’, a reference to the similarity of this genus to Burnetia.
- A new burnetiid (Therapsida: Biarmosuchia) from the Upper Permian of South Africa and its biogeographic implications. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 26:331-343. - R. M. H. Smith, B. S. Rubidge & C. A. Sidor - 2006.