Genus: Bradysaurus WATSON, 1914
Etymology: Greek, bradys, “slow, heavy”, Greek, sauros, “lizard”: Slow lizard.
= Brachypareia HAUGHTON & BOONSTRA, 1929
Etymology: Greek, brachys, “short”, Greek, pareia, “cheek”: Short cheek.
= Bradypareia HUENE, 1956 (sic)
= Bradysuchus HAUGHTON & BOONSTRA, 1929
Etymology: Greek, bradys, “slow, heavy”, Greek, soukhos, “crocodile”: Slow crocodile.
= Platyoropha HAUGHTON & BOONSTRA, 1929
Etymology: Greek, platys, “broad, flat”, Greek, orophe, “roof”: Broad roof.

Species: bombidens (OWEN, 1876)
Etymology:
= Pareiasaurus bombidens OWEN, 1876

Holotype: BMNH R1714

Locality: Varsfontein, Prince Albert District, Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Middle Abrahamskraal Formation.

Biostratigraphy: Tapinocephalus zone.

Age: Early Tatarian age, Guadelupian Stage, Middle Zeichstein Epoch, Middle Permian.

Matrial: Skull and fragmentary skeleton.

Referred material:

BROOM, 1935

BROOM, 1935

OWEN, 1876

BMNH SA. 16: Front part of skull.

BMNH SA. 17: Cervical vertebra.

BMNH SA. 18: Centrum and neural arch, waiting the spine, of a dorsal vertebra.

 

Locality: Versfontein, Mr. Luttig’s Farm, Prince Albert District, Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Middle Abrahamskraal Formation.

Biostratigraphy: Tapinocephalus zone.

Age: Early Tatarian age, Guadelupian Stage, Middle Zeichstein Epoch, Middle Permian.

Material:

BMNH SA. 22: Right scapula, coracoid and humerus.

BMNH SA. 23: Right humerus.

BMNH SA. 24: Left humerus.

BMNH SA 25 Right ulna.

BMNH SA 26: Fragmentary right ilium.

BMNH SA 27: Fragmentary left ilium.

BMNH SA 28: Proximal part of right femur.

 

Locality: “Jan Willem’s Farm”, South Africa.

Horizon:

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Late Permian.

Material:

BMNH SA 29: Right tibia.

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Species: baini (SEELEY, 1892)
Etymology:
= Pareiasaurus baini SEELEY, 1892

Holotype: BMNH R 1971

Locality: De Bad, Prince Albert District, Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Middle Abrahamskraal Formation.

Biostratigraphy: Tapinocephalus zone.

Age: Early Tatarian age, Guadelupian Stage, Middle Zeichstein Epoch, Middle Permian.

Material: Skull, lower jaw and virtually complete postcranium lacking only some ribs, cheverons and parts of the mani and pedes.

Referred material:

SAM 9093: Complete skull and lower jaw.

BOONSTRA, 1934

SAM 1204: Fragmentary right scapulocoracoid.

SAM 9001: Skull, right and left scapulocoracoid, right and left clavicle, partial interclavicle, and right humerus with osteoderms.

SAM 9089: Right and left scapulocoracoid, fragmentary right and left clavicle, partial interclavicale, and left humerus.

SAM 9105: Skull, fragmentary right and left scapula, right and left clavicle, partial interclavicle, right and left humerus, right and left ulna, right and left radius, and partial right pes.

HAUGHTON & BOONSTRA, 1930

SAM 3533, 9089, 9136, 9104, 5015: Fragmentary skulls and skeletons.

LEE, 1997…A skull in the Geological Institute, Tubigen, described by Huene (1931) also belongs to this species.

SAM 5127: Skull and fragmentary skeleton.

 

HAUGHTON & BOONSTRA, 1929

Locality: Abrahams Kraal, Prince Albert District, Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Middle Abrahamskraal Formation.

Biostratigraphy: Lower Tapinocephalus zone.

Age: Early Tatarian age, Guadelupian Stage, Middle Zeichstein Epoch, Middle Permian.

Material:

SAM 4347: Skull and fragmentary skeleton.

 

HAUGHTON & BOONSTRA, 1929

Locality: Grootfontein, Beaufort West District, Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Middle Abrahamskraal Formation.

Biostratigraphy: Tapinocephalus zone.

Age: Early Tatarian age, Guadelupian Stage, Middle Zeichstein Epoch, Middle Permian.

Material:

SAM 4999: Skull and fragmentary skeleton.

 

= Platyoropha broomi HAUGHTON & BOONSTRA, 1929
Etymology:
= Bradysaurus broomi (HAUGHTON & BOONSTRA, 1929)

Holotype: SAM 5002

Locality: Vogelfontein, Prince Albert District, Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Middle Abrahamskraal Formation.

Biostratigraphy: Tapinocephalus zone.

Age: Early Tatarian age, Guadelupian Stage, Middle Zeichstein Epoch, Middle Permian.

Material: A complete skull, shoulder and pelvic girdles, both femora, 14 presacral, first 3 sacral and some caudal vertebrae, ribs and some osteoderms.

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Species: seeleyi HAUGHTON & BOONSTRA, 1929
Etymology:

Holotype: BMNH 49426

Locality: Palmietfontein, Prince Albert District, Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Middle Abrahamskraal Formation.

Biostratigraphy: Tapinocephalus zone.

Age: Early Tatarian age, Guadelupian Stage, Middle Zeichstein Epoch, Middle Permian.

Material: Complete skull, complete lower jaw, incomplete vertebral column lacking anterior dorsals and posterior caudals, some ribs and osteoderms, portions of the shoudler and pelvic girdle.

Referred material:

BMNH R1970 (the Tamboer specimen): Skull.

BOONSTRA, 1934

SAM 9165: Partial left scapulacoracoid, left clavicle, partial interclavicle, left humers, and left ulna.

HAUGHTON, & BOONSTRA, 1930

SAM 9168: Fragmentary skull and fragmentary skeleton with osteoderms.

SAM 9144, 9137: Fragmentary skull and fragmentary skeleton.

BOONSTRA, 1934

SAM 8933: Skull.

 

Locality: Groot Kruidfontein, Prince Albert District, Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Middle Abrahamskraal Formation.

Biostratigraphy: Tapinocephalus zone.

Age: Early Tatarian age, Guadelupian Stage, Middle Zeichstein Epoch, Middle Permian.

Material:

SAM 5624: Fragmentary skull, articular end of a righ ramus missing.

 

HAUGHTON & BOONSTRA, 1929

Locality: Vogelfontein, Prince Albert District, Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Middle Abrahamskraal Formation.

Biostratigraphy: Tapinocephalus zone.

Age: Early Tatarian age, Guadelupian Stage, Middle Zeichstein Epoch, Middle Permian.

Material:

SAM 9115: Fragmentry skull and fragmentary mandible.

 

= Bradysaurus vanderbyli HAUGHTON & BOONSTRA, 1929
Etymology:

Holotype: SAM 3718

Locality: Abrahams Kraal, Prince Albert District, Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Middle Abrahamskraal Formation.

Biostratigraphy: Tapinocephalus zone.

Age: Early Tatarian age, Guadelupian Stage, Middle Zeichstein Epoch, Middle Permian.

Material: Complete skull and lower jaw, most of the shoulder and pelvic girdles, unprepared dorsal and caudal vertebrae, possibly with osteoderms, parts of both hindlimbs.

Referred material:

BOONSTRA, 1929

SAM 5015: Manus.

HAUGHTON & BOONSTRA, 1930

SAM 9169: Fragmentary skull and fragmentary skeleton with osteoderms.

 


Locality: Riet Kuil, Beaufort West District, Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Middle Abrahamskraal Formation.

Biostratigraphy: Tapinocephalus zone.

Age: Early Tatarian age, Guadelupian Stage, Middle Zeichstein Epoch, Middle Permian.

Material:

SAM 4345: Complete skull and lower jaw, fragmentary skeleton with osteoderms.

 

Locality: Zwarts Siding, Prince Albert District, Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Middle Abrahamskraal Formation.

Biostratigraphy: Tapinocephalus zone.

Age: Early Tatarian age, Guadelupian Stage, Middle Zeichstein Epoch, Middle Permian.

Material:

SAM 6242: Right and partial left scapulocoracoid, right clavicle, parts of right and left humerus, right and left ulna and right radius.

 

Locality: Mynhardts Kraal, Beaufort West District, Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Middle Abrahamskraal Formation.

Biostratigraphy: Tapinocephalus zone.

Age: Early Tatarian age, Guadelupian Stage, Middle Zeichstein Epoch, Middle Permian.

Material:

SAM 8941: Fragmentary skull and fragmentary skeleton.

 

= Bradysaurus rogersi
Neotype: SAM 5012

Locality: Abrhams Kraal, Prince Albert District, Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Middle Abrahamskraal Formation.

Biostratigraphy: Tapinocephalus zone.

Age: Early Tatarian age, Guadelupian Stage, Middle Zeichstein Epoch, Middle Permian.

Material: Skull missing most of right side, portion of right lower jaw, 5 dorsal and some anterior caudal vertebrae, partially unprepared andpossibly with osteoderms, most of right shoulder girdle, forelimb and hindlimb, portions of left femur and tibia, isolated phalanges. A right ulna also bears this institutional number, but the labelling has been done in a differen tpen and this element clearly belongs to a differen animal.

Referred material:

AMNH 5604: Cast.

LEE, 1997…A juvenile skull in a private collection, described by Broom (1924), also probably belongs to this species, but can no longer be located.