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meaning: "Rhoetos lizard"
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
Diet: Herbivore
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).

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