“The scientist are arguing to this day if the Tanystropheus can cut his tail like some of the modern lizards”
— George Lambert
Tanystropheus was a genus of the Prolacertiformes order, not the Dinosaur order. Tanystropheus was a piscivorous (or ‘fish-eating’). It lived during the Triassic period in Europe and the Middle East. It had an extremely elongated neck, which measured 3 meters (10 feet) long – longer than its body and tail combined. Its skull had a long, narrow snout sporting sharp interlocking teeth. Skin impressions of Tanystropheus, showing that it was covered in semi-rectangular, non-overlapping pattern of scales. Tanystropheus is typically depicted as a primarily aquatic animal, while most paleontologists now believe that it was mostly terrestrial, sitting on the coast and using its long neck to catch fish from afar, but it doesn’t rule out it can swim since it did live near the coast.
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6 meters (20 feet)