Weird 'broomstick' necked Triassic reptile named after mythical Greek sea monster

Aug 7, 2020
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The article mentions that there were two competing long stiffed neck creatures. This indicates to me that the artist rendition linked with the article is implausible. There is no advantage to chasing fish at the the same depth as your body if you have a long stiff neck, in fact it makes it harder. The creature was either probing caves and hollows, or putting its face in some other environment different from that of its body. This might include feeding on bottom while the body was floating, or vice versa. Another scenario more likely than what is shown: peeking out of or into plant material such as a kelp bed.
 

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