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Temporal range: Late Triassic, 216–203 Ma
Neck vertebrae, Naturkunde Museum, Berlin
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Genus: Ruehleia
Galton, 2001
Species: R. bedheimensis
Binomial name
Ruehleia bedheimensis
Galton, 2001

Ruehleia is a genus of sauropodomorph dinosaur from the Late Triassic period of Germany. The type species is R. bedheimensis, described by Galton in 2001, and is named for the German paleontologist Hugo Ruehle von Lilienstern. The fossils consist of one nearly complete skeleton, consisting of cervical (neck), dorsal (back), and caudal (tail) vertebrae; a partial sacrum; a scapula-coracoid; pelvic bones; most of the limb bones; and partially complete manus (hands).

Vertebrae and ribs, Naturkunde Museum, Berlin

The fossils were found in central Germany and date to the Norian stage, around 216 to 203 million years ago.


  • Galton, P.M. (2001). "Prosauropod dinosaurs from the Upper Triassic of Germany", In Colectivo Arqueologico-Paleontologico de Salas, C.A.S. (Eds.): Actas de las I Jornadas Internacionales sobre Paleontologia de Dinosaurios y su Entorno [Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Paleontology of Dinosaurs and Their Environment], 25-92.

External links

  • Galton describing Ruehleia

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