|Named By:||Heber Longman in 1926|
|Time Period:||Middle Jurassic, 171-167 Ma|
|Location:||Australia, Queensland - Hutton Sandstone Formation|
|Size:||Estimated 12-15 meters long|
|Fossil(s):||Partial remains including ribs, rear limbs, ischium, partial pubis, caudal and dorsal vertebrae, small amount of cervical vertebrae. Other specimens have been found since initial discovery|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Sauropodomorpha | Sauropoda ||
Rhoetosaurus (meaning "Rhoetos lizard"), named after Rhoetus, a titan in Greek Mythology, is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Jurassic of what is now eastern Australia. Rhoetosaurus is estimated to have been about 15 metres long, weighing about 9 tonnes. Subsequent authors have sometimes misspelled the name: Rhaetosaurus (de Lapparent & Laverat, 1955); Rheteosaurus (Yadagiri, Prasad & Satsangi, 1979).