Genus: Nanictosaurus BROOM, 1936
Etymology: Greek, nanos, “pigmy, dwarf”, Greek, iktis, “ferret”, Greek, sauros, “lizard”: Pigmy ferret lizard.
= Baurocynodon BRINK, 1951
Etymology: “Baurid cyndont”.

Species: rubidgei BROOM, 1936
Etymology:
= Galeosaurus rubidgei BROOM, 1940
= Nanictosuchus rubidgei (BROOM, 1940)
= Nanictosaurus rubidgei (BROOM, 1940)

Holotype: Transvaal Museum, Pretoria, no. TM 279

Locality: Wapadsberg, Bethesda Road, Graaff Reinet District, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon:

Biostratigraphy: Dicynodon zone (Dicynodon lacerticeps-Whaitsia zone, KEYSER 1979, SACS 1980, Dicynodon laticerticeps zone KEYSER & SMITH, 1977-78, Daptocephalus zone KITCHING, 1970, 1977, Upper Cistecephalus zone WATSON, 1914)

Age: Tatarian Age, Lopingian Subepoch, Zechstein Epoch, Late Permian.

Material: Skull.

Note: According to HAUGHTON & BRINK, 1954

Holotype: TM 281

Locality: Spitskop Vlei, Cradock District, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Uncertain.

Biostratigraphy: Near the Cistecephalus zone or Lystrosaurus zone.

Age: Tatarian Age, Lopingian Subepoch, Zechstein Epoch, Late Permian or Early Scythian Epoch, Early Triassic.

Material: Small skull.

Referred material:

BROOM, 1940

Locality: Wellwood Basin, Graaff Reinet District, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon:

Biostratigraphy: Dicynodon zone (Dicynodon lacerticeps-Whaitsia zone, KEYSER 1979, SACS 1980, Dicynodon laticerticeps zone KEYSER & SMITH, 1977-78, Daptocephalus zone KITCHING, 1970, 1977, Upper Cistecephalus zone WATSON, 1914)

Age: Tatarian Age, Lopingian Subepoch, Zechstein Epoch, Late Permian.

Material:

RC 47: Fragmentary skull, mandible, proatlas and atlas in one block of matrix.

 

 

Locality: Farm Wellwood, Graaff Reinet District, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon:

Biostratigraphy: Dicynodon zone (Dicynodon lacerticeps-Whaitsia zone, KEYSER 1979, SACS 1980, Dicynodon laticerticeps zone KEYSER & SMITH, 1977-78, Daptocephalus zone KITCHING, 1970, 1977, Upper Cistecephalus zone WATSON, 1914)

Age: Tatarian Age, Lopingian Subepoch, Zechstein Epoch, Late Permian.

Material:

RC 133: Skull.

 


BRINK & KITCHING, 1953

Locality: Oudeberg Plateau, Graaff Reinet District, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon:

Biostratigraphy: Cistecephalus zone.

Age: Tatarian Age, Lopingian Subepoch, Zechstein Epoch, Late Permian.

Material:

BP 312: Imperfect skull.

 


= Baurocynodon gracilis BRINK, 1951
Etymology:

Holotype: BP 140

Locality: Toorberg, Graaff Reinet District, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon:

Biostratigraphy: Cistecephalus zone.

Age: Tatarian Age, Lopingian Subepoch, Zechstein Epoch, Late Permian.

Material: Tiny skull and dentary missing the very tip.