The strange ‘broomstick’ named the Tricic reptile after the mythical Greek sea monster


“A very long broom for the neck,” a Tricic-aged sea monster with sharp curved teeth and a crocodile-like snout was not a prima donna; Rather, it shares reptiles Pangea Another long and hard-necked animal with coastal waters – one that had a similar appearance, made scientists think that both hunters were the same species.

Now that it is clear that these giraffe-like reptiles are two different species, scientists chose the name of the older of the two Tanniprotehus hydroids, A gesture to Hydra, the long-necked mythical sea monster of Greek antiquity. The younger one named it, Tanystrophus longobardicus.