|Named By:||Robert Broom in 1923|
|Time Period:||Late Permian|
|Location:||South Africa, Eastern Cape - Balfour Formation|
|Size:||Skull about 20 centimetres long|
|Fossil(s):||A partial skull that has been distorted by compression|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Synapsida | Therapsida | Biarmosuchia | Burnetiidae ||
Burnetia is an extinct genus of biarmosuchian therapsid in the family Burnetiidae, from the Late Permian of South Africa. Burnetia is known so far from a single holotype skull lacking the lower jaws described by South African paleontologist Robert Broom in 1923. Due to erosion and dorsoventral crushing, features of the skull are hard to interpret. Stutural lines are further distorted by the unusual shape of the skull roof, including many bosses and protuberances.