Named By: M. W. Maisch - 2002.
Synonyms: Aelurognathus haughtoni, Ruhuhucerberus terror, Sycosaurus terror.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Therapsida, Gorgonopsidae.
Species: R. haughtoni (type).
Size: Holotype skull roughly about 39 centimetres long.
Known locations: Tanzania - Penman Kawinga Formation.
Time period: Late Permian.
Fossil representation: Mostly skull material from at least two individuals.
Ruhuhucerberus is a genus of gorgonopsid that lived in Tanzania during the Permian. The Ruhuhucerberus type species was originally named as a species of Aelurognathus called A. aughtoni, but was split and elevated to genus level by Maisch in 2002. A second species of Ruhuhucerberus, R. terror, is now considered to be synonymous with the type species.
- Observations on Karoo and Gondwana vertebrates: Part 3: notes on the gorgonopsians from the Upper Permian of Tanzania. - Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie. - M. W. Maisch - 2002.