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Απ: New Long-Necked, Gliding Reptile

Permo-Triassic Faunas realy hide more and more surprises
I am looking forward to read more about Mecistotrachelos
and let's beleive in a greater Biodiversity and Occupation of
ecological niches, among Protorosauria and other primitive


2007/6/12, T. Michael Keesey <keesey@gmail.com>:
See: http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/wb/xp-120382

"With a head an inch in length and a neck 2 inches long, Fraser said,
the creature called Mecistotrachelos apeoros might be the ancestor of
the extinct species Tanystropheus, an animal with a 6-foot-long neck
whose fossil remains were found in Sweden.

"'It's a really bizarre species,' Fraser said. 'It's not related to
any other species from the dinosaur period. We are still finding out

Full-size image here:

Very cool!
Mike Keesey

Georgalis Georgios
Vertebrate Palaeontology Researcher