Named By: van Hoepen - 1934.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Therapsida.
Species: D. leoniceps.
Known locations: South Africa.
Time period: Changsingian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Skull and partial post cranial remains.
Daptocephalus is a genus of therapsid that lived in South Africa during the late Permian.