By: Sarah Moore / 6th Randles Science
What they ate and their enemies.
Tanystropheus was a carnivore. On land it ate insects and small reptiles. In the water it ate fish and ammonites. The Tanystropheus' enemies were big, carnivorous, and predatory reptiles. It defended itself by attacking the other with teeth or maybe just running away as fast it could. It could also jump into the water and swim away.
Did you know that the Tanystropheus had a snap-off tail, like some lizards today, to escape larger carnivorous dinosaurs.
Habitat, Range, and Size
The Tanystropheus lived on the shore of the lake or ocean. ( water or land ) Their fossils were found in Europe, Middle East, and mostly Italy. Its size was 6 meters long and a estimate of 40 lbs. Also, with its neck raised it was 4 feet high.