Tanystropheus had a long, serpentine body with four thin legs. Most of their body was composed of its neck. It had a small head and long jaws filled with sharp teeth.
Tanystropheus were ambush predators. They hid just under the water, waiting for prey. Then launched themselves from the water and grabbed onto their target, dragging it back under. It was strong enough to drag prey that weighed up to 500 lb (230 kg).
Tanystropheus were excellent swimmers due to their webbed rear feet.
Tanystropheus were most often encountered in rivers and swamps.
Tanystropheus were carnivorous and solitary creatures.
- Dungeon #30: "... And a Dozen Eggs"
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 David Cook, Steve Winter, and Jon Pickens (1989). Monstrous Compendium Volume Three Forgotten Realms Appendix (MC3). (TSR, Inc), p. 28. ISBN 0-88038-769-6.
- ↑ Gary Gygax (August 1983). Monster Manual II 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 55. ISBN 0-88038-031-4.
- ↑ Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 30.