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meaning: "long neck"
Named By: P. E. Olsen in 1979
Time Period: Late Triassic
Location: USA, Arizona - Chinle Formation, New Jersey - Lockatong Formation, and North Carolina - Cow Branch Formation
Size: Roughly about 50-60 centimetres long
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore
Fossil(s): Several individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Protorosauria | Tanystropheidae |

Tanytrachelos is an extinct genus of tanystropheid archosauromorph reptile from the Late Triassic of the eastern United States. It contains a single species, Tanytrachelos ahynis, which is known from several hundred fossil specimens preserved in the Solite Quarry in Cascade, Virginia. Fossils of Tanytrachelos are found in a series of lakebed sediments that were deposited over the course of about 350 thousand years. Some fossils are very well-preserved and include the remains of soft tissues.

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