Ruehleia

Name: Ruehleia ‭(‬Ruehle lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Roo-le-ah.
Named By: Peter M.‭ ‬Galton‭ ‬-‭ ‬2001.
Classification: Chodata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha,‭ ‬Prosauropoda.
Species: R.‭ ‬bedheimensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: About‭ ‬8‭ ‬meteres long.
Known locations: Germany‭ ‬-‭ ‬Trossingen Formation‭
Time period: Late Norian/Early Rhaetian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Almost complete skeleton.

       Ruehleia was a prosauropod,‭ ‬the group of dinosaurs that were ancestral to the huge quadrupedal‭ ‬sauropods that would begin to appear and diversify during the Jurassic.‭ ‬As a prosauropod,‭ ‬Ruehleia was still easily able to get about upon just the hind legs,‭ ‬though it quite possibly went down on all fours during feeding and drinking.‭ ‬The Ruehleia holotype was recovered from the Trossingen Formation of Germany which is usually credited with being late Norian in age,‭ ‬though it verges into the early Rhaetian.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The prosauropod dinosaur Plateosaurus Meyer,‭ ‬1837‭ (‬Saurischia:‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha‭; ‬Upper Triassic‭)‬.‭ ‬II.‭ ‬Notes on the referred species,‭ ‬Peter M.‭ ‬Galton‭ ‬-‭ ‬2001.



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