Named By: B. S. Rubidge, C. A. Sidor & S. P. Modesto - 2006.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Therapsida, Biarmosuchia, Burnetiidae.
Species: P. elsi (type).
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.
- 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.