|Named By:||van Hoepen in 1934|
|Time Period:||Late Permian|
|Fossil(s):||Skull and partial post cranial remains|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Synapsida | Therapsida ||
Daptocephalus is an extinct genus of non-mammalian synapsid anomodont dicynodont, it which was found in Late Permian strata, in a biozone known precisely for the presence of fossils of this dicynodont, the Daptocephalus Zone, in the Karoo Basin in South Africa. It may also represent an amphibian.