Genus: Saurodektes MODESTO, DAMIANI, NEVELING & YATES, 2004
= Genus: Nova MODESTO & DAMIANI, 2000
= Saurodectes MODESTO, DAMIANI, NEVELING & YATES, 2003 non RASNITSYN & ZHERIKHIN, 2000
Etymology: Greek, sauros, "lizard" and Greek, dektes, "biter."
= Genus: Nova MODESTO & DAMIANI, 2000

Species: rogersorum (MODESTO, DAMIANI, NEVELING & YATES, 2003) MODESTO, DAMIANI, NEVELING & YATES, 2004
Etymology: In honors of Richard and Jenny Rogers, owners of the farm Barendskraal, for their generous hospitality, support, and interest in the authors work.
= Saurodectes rogersorum MODESTO, DAMIANI, NEVELING & YATES, 2003

Holotype: BPI/I/6025

Locality: S 31°43.779’, E 25°00.0084’, on the slopes of “Maanhaar” a koppie on the farm Barendkrall (annex of Klpfontein 234), Middelbrug district, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Palingkloof member, Balfour Formation, Beaufort Group.
Note: 12 m below the base of the Katberg Formation.

Biostratigraphy: Lystrosaurus zone.

Age: Early Scythian Epoch, Early Triassic.

Material: Fragmentary skull with partial postcranial elements.

Referred material:

DAMIANI, NEVELING, MODESTO & YATES, 2004

BP/1/6044, 6045, 6047: Unprepared specimens.