Named By: Adam K. Huttenlocker, Christian A. Sidor & Kenenth D. Angielczyk - 2015.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Therapsida, Therocephalia, Eutherocephalia.
Species: I. munyamadziensis (type).
Known locations: Zambia - Madumabisa Mudstone Formation.
Time period: Wuchiapingian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Skull.
Dubbed ‘scarface’ in the popular media when first described, Ichibengops is a possibly second genus of venomous therocephalian therapsid that lived in Africa during the Late Permian. This is because Ichibengops has similar grooved teeth with potential placement of venom glands as another genus of therocephalian therapsid called Euchambersia, also speculated to have been venomous. Ichibengops is also the first therocephalian therapsid from Zambia to be described in detail.
- A new eutherocephalian (Therapsida, Therocephalia) from the upper Permian Madumabisa Mudstone Formation (Luangwa Basin) of Zambia. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. - Adam K. Huttenlocker, Christian A. Sidor & Kenenth D. Angielczyk - 2015.