Named By: K. Gao & Z. Cheng - 1999.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Scincomorpha.
Species: P. thlastesa (type), P. adachii.
Known locations: China -Doushan Formation. Japan.
Time period: Barremian to Albian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of at least two individuals.
Pachygenys is a genus of skink that lived in Asia during the early Cretaceous. Pachygenys thlastesa, the type species is known from China, while Pachygenys adachii is known from Japan.
- A new lizard from the Lower Cretaceous of Shandong, China. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19:456-465. - K. Gao & Z. Cheng - 1999.
- A new fossil lizard from the Lower Cretaceous Sasayama Group of Hyogo prefecture, western Honshu, Japan. - Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology. - Tadahiro Ikeda & Hidetoshi Oti - 2014.