Name: Pachydectes ‭(‬Thick biter‭)‬.
Phonetic: Pak-e-dek-teez.
Named By: B.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Rubidge,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Sidor‭ & ‬S.‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Modesto‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Biarmosuchia,‭ ‬Burnetiidae.
Species: P.‭ ‬elsi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Skull about‭ ‬35‭ ‬centimetres long,‭ ‬Total length roughly estimated at about‭ ‬2‭ ‬meters.
Known locations: South Africa‭ ‬-‭ ‬Koonap Formation.
Time period: Wordian/Capitanian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial skull.

       Pachydectes was a primitive biarmosuchian therapsid that lived in South Africa during the mid-Permian.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new burnetiamorph‭ (‬Therapsida:‭ ‬Biarmosuchia‭) ‬from the Middle Permian of South Africa.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Paleontology‭ ‬80‭ (‬4‭)‬:‭ ‬740‭–‬749.‭ ‬-‭ ‬B.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Rubidge,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Sidor‭ & ‬S.‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Modesto‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.


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