Friedrich von Huene

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Friedrich Richard von Hoinigen
Born (1875-03-22)March 22, 1875
Died 4 April 1969(1969-04-04) (aged 94)
Residence Tübingen
Nationality German
Fields paleontologist
Known for Friedrich von Huene

Friedrich von Huene, full name Friedrich Richard von Hoinigen (March 22 1875 – April 4 1969) was a German paleontologist who renamed more dinosaurs in the early 20th century than anyone else in Europe.


Friedrich von Huene (left) with a Stahleckeria dicynodont skeleton at University of Tübingen.

Huene was born in Tübingen, Kingdom of Württemberg. His discoveries include the skeletons of more than 35 individuals of Plateosaurus in the famous Trossingen quarry, the early proto-dinosaur Saltopus in 1910, Proceratosaurus in 1926, the giant Antarctosaurus in 1929, and numerous other dinosaurs and fossilized animals like pterosaurs. He also was the first to naming several higher taxa, including Prosauropoda and Sauropodomorpha.

Liassaurus huenei, an early carnivorous theropod, was named for him in 1995 though the genus is invalid.

He visited the Geopark of Paleorrota in 1928, and there collected the Prestosuchus chiniquensis in 1938.


  • Westphal, Frank (1972) "Huene, Friedrich von" In Neue Deutsche Biographie (volume 9 Heß–Hüttig), Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, pages 740741
  • Isaia, Antônio. Os Fascinantes Caminhos da Paleontologia (Dazzling Paleonotogical Paths) (in Portuguese). Porto Alegre, Brazil: Grafica Editora Pallotti.  length: 60 pages; Guide to the fossil finds in Rio Grande do Sul, and especially in the Santa Maria area.
  • Beltrão, Romeu (1979). Cronologia Histórica de Santa Maria e do extinto município de São Martinho: 1787-1930 (in Portuguese) (second ed.). Grafica Editora Pallotti. OCLC 10022858.  length: 582 pages