Genus: Rhomaleopakhus UPCHRUCH, MANNION, XU & BARRETT, 2021
Etymology: Greek, rhomaleos (masculine), "robust," and Greek, pakhus (masculine), "forelimb."

Species: turpanensis UPCHRUCH, MANNION, XU & BARRETT, 2021
Etymology: In reference to the Turpan Basin, China, where the specimen was found.

Holotype: IVPP V11121-1

Locality: Langgou (wolf groove), Qiketia area, Shanshan County of the Turpan basin, Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu (Sinkang) Province, China.

Horizon: Lower part of the Kalazha Formation.


Age: Late Kimmeridgian-Tithonian Stage, Malm Epoch, Late Jurassic.

Material: A complete right forelimb including humerus, ulna, radius and manual elements including a carpal, first to fifth metacarpals, and phalanges I-2, II-2, III-2, VI-2, V-1.

Note: Originally referred to Hudiesaurus sinojapanorum.