|Named By:||B. S. Rubidge in 1991|
|Size:||Skull about 50 centimetres long. Total body length estimated up to about 3 meters long|
|Fossil(s):||Skulls and mandibles (lower jaws)|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Synapsida | Therapsida | Dinocephalia | Tapinocephalidae ||
Tapinocaninus is an extinct genus of the family Tapinocephalidae, in which it is the most basal member. Only one species is known, Tapinocaninus pamelae (meaning "Pam's humble canine").Living during the middle Permian (Wordian age).