Classification: Chordata, Syapsida, Therapsida, Dicynodontia.
Species: R. broomiana (type).
Size: Roughly about 17-18 centimetres long.
Known locations: South Africa.
Time period: Capitanian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Skull and partial post cranial remains.
Robertia is a genus of small dicynodont that lived in South Africa during the Permian. Robertia was probably a burrowing animal like its relative genus Diictodon, though Robertia is marked as different upon the basis of a larger mouth with increased palate size.
- On the anomodont reptiles from the Tapinocephalus Zone of the Karroo System. - Special Publication of the Royal Society of South Africa: Robert Broom Commemorative Volume: 57–64. - Lieuwe D. Boonstra - 1948.
- The postcranial skeleton of Robertia broomiana, an early dicynodont (Reptilia, therapsida) from the South African karoo. - Annals of the South African Museum 84: 203-231. - G. King - 1981.
- Species longevity and generic diversity in dicynodont mammal-like reptiles. - Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 102 (3–4): 321–332. - Gillian M. King - 1993.
- The jaw function and adaptive radiation of the dicynodont mammal-like reptiles of the Karoo basin of South Africa. - Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 122 (1–2): 349–384 - C. Cox - 1998.