Name: Pachygenys ‭(‬thick jaw‭)‬.
Phonetic: Pak-e-jen-iss.
Named By: K.‭ ‬Gao‭ & ‬Z.‭ ‬Cheng‭ ‬-‭ ‬1999.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Scincomorpha.
Species: P.‭ ‬thlastesa‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬adachii.
Diet: Carnivore‭?
Size: ‭ ‬Unavailable.
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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.


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