Genus: Tapinocaninus RUBIDGE, 1991
Etymology: Greek, tapeinos, “low, humble”, Latin, canius, “canine tooth”: Humble canines.

Species: pamelae RUBIDGE, 1991
Etymology:

Holotype: NMQR 2987

Locality: Modderderdrift farm, Prince Albert, Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Base of the Beaufort Group.

Biostratigraphy: Eodicynodon Assemblage Zone.

Age: Kazanian substage, Capitanian Stage, Middle Zechstein Epoch, Late Middle Permian.

Material: Skull and mandible.

Paratype: NMQR 2985, 2986, ROZ K95: Skulls and mandibles.

Referred Material:

Locality: Swartgrond farm, Riethbron district, South Africa.

Horizon: Base of the Beaufort Group.

Biostratigraphy: Eodicynodon Assemblage Zone.

Age: Kazanian substage, Capitanian Stage, Middle Zechstein Epoch, Late Middle Permian.

Material:

NMQR 3097: Skull roof and isolated teeth.