Genus: Thelephon MODESTO & DAMIANI, 2003
Etymology: Greek, thele, 'nipple, ' and Greek, -phon, the final syllable of Procolophon, and now a common suffix in procolophonid generic names, e.g., Macrophon, Microphon, Timanophon.

Species: contirtus (GOW, 1977) MODESTO & DAMIANI, 2003 (Type)
= Thelegnathus contirtus GOW, 1977
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Holotype: BP 3512

Locality: The farm Winnaarsbaken, Burghersdorp District, East Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Burgersdorp Formation, Tarkastad Subgroup.

Biostratigraphy: Cynognathus zone.

Age: Spathian Stage, uppermost Scythian Epoch to Anisian Stage, lowermost Mid Triassic Epoch, Early to Middle Triassic.

Material: Skull with some associated post-cranial bones.