Genus: Kitchingnathus CISNEROS, 2008
Etymology: In honor of the late James W. Kitching, a prominent South African palaeontologist and collector of the specimen, and Greek, gnathus, "mandible."

Species: untabeni CISNEROS, 2008
Etymology: An isiZulu term meaning "from the hill", a reference to the locailty where the fossil was collected.

Holotype: BP/1/1187

Locality: Hobbs Hill (Windvogelsbrg), west of Cathcart, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Middle-upper Kathberg Formation, Beaufort Group, Karoo Supergroup.

Biostratigraphy: Lystrosaurus Assemblage zone.

Age: Early Scythian Epoch, Early Triassic.

Material: Skull and partial skeleton.