From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Temporal range: Middle Triassic
Tanystropheus BW.jpg
An drawing of a Tanystropheus
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Prolacertiformes
Family: Tanystrophidae
Genus: Tanystropheus
Meyer, 1855
  • T. meridensis
  • T. longobardicus
  • T. conspicuus

Tanystropheus is a long necked reptile that lived in the Middle Triassic period. The main feature that stands out about this animal is its very long neck. Fossils of this creature have been found in Europe and the Middle East. Habitat: probably aquatic.