Nyctosaurus

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Nyctosaurus
Temporal range: Upper Cretaceous
Artist's impression of the crest
Conservation status
Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Pterosauria
Suborder: Pterodactyloidea
Family: Pteranodontidae
Genus: Nyctosaurus
Marsh, 1876
Species

N. lamegoi
N. gracilis

Synonyms

Nyctodactylus Marsh, 1881

Nyctosaurus was a pterosaur from the Upper Cretaceous. It had a wing span of 1 meter and a very big crest. It was in the Pterodactyloidea and related to Pteranodon.

Specimen at the Carbegie Museum