|Named By:||K. Gao & Z. Cheng in 1999|
|Time Period:||Early Cretaceous, 106.9 Ma|
|Location:||China -Doushan Formation. Japan|
|Fossil(s):||Partial remains of at least two individuals|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Scincomorpha ||
Pachygenys ("thick jaw") is a genus of scincomorphan lepidosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of Japan. Its name is composed of the Greek words pakhus pachys ("thick") and genus genys ("jaw").