Nyctosaurus Marsh 1876 (pterosaur)

Reptilia - Pterosauria

Alternative spelling: Pteranodon (Nyctosaurus)

Synonym: Nyctodactylus Marsh 1881

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1876. Principal characters of American pterodactyls. American Journal of Science, Series 3 12:479-480

Parent taxon: Pterodactyloidea according to J. A. Headden and H. B. N. Campos 2014

See also Andres et al. 2014, Bennett 1989, Charig 1967, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Miller 1971, Murry et al. 1991, Schoch 1984, Unwin 2003, Unwin and Lü 1997, Williston 1903, Young 1964 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Agadirichnidae, Anhangueria, Araripedactylus, Araripedactylus dehmi, Araripesaurus castilhoi, Archaeopterodactyloidea, Ardeadactylus, Aurorazhdarchidae, Belonochasmatidae, Cearadactylidae, Dermodactylus montanus, Doratorhynchus validus, Dsungaripteroidea, Eupterodactyloidea, Haenamichnus, Herbstosaurus, Kryptodrakon, Lonchodraconidae, Lophocratia, Mesadactylus, Ningchengopterus, Ornithocheiridae, Ornithocheirus brachyrhinus, Ornithocheirus bunzeli, Ornithocheirus carteri, Ornithocheirus crassidens, Ornithocheirus dentatus, Ornithocheirus enchorhynchus, Ornithocheirus eurygnathus, Ornithocheirus oxyrhinus, Ornithocheirus scaphorhynchus, Ornithocheirus tenuirostris, Ornithocheirus xyphorhynchus, Ornithodesmidae, Osteornis, Pteranodontia, Pterodactylus grandipelvis, Pterodactylus grandis, Pterodactylus longipes, Pterodactylus woodwardi, Santanadactylus pricei, Saraikisauridae, Tendaguripteridae, Titanopterygiidae, Wenupteryx

Subtaxa: Nyctosaurus bonneri Nyctosaurus gracilis Nyctosaurus lamegoi Nyctosaurus nanus

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Ecology: volant piscivore


• Cretaceous of Brazil (1 collection), Mexico (1), United States (8: Kansas)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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