Genus: Glyphoderma ZHAO, LI, LIU & HE, 2008
Etymology: Greek, glyph, "sculpture" and Greek, derma, "cutis": The genus name referes to the unique, delicately sculpted structure of the osteoderms that form the carapace.

Species: kangi ZHAO, LI, LIU, & HE, 2008
Etymology: In honor of Mr. Kang Ximin, the director of the Zhejiang Museum of Natural History, China, for his contribution to the collection and conservation of Chinese marine reptile fossils.

Holotype: ZHNM M 8729

Locality: Fuyuan, Fuyan County, Yunnan Province, Southwestern China.

Horizon: Zhuganpo Member, Falang Formation.


Age: Ladinian Stage, Upper Mid Triassic Epoch, Middle Triassic.

Material: Skull and nearly complete skeleton.