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Nyctosaurus

Reptilia -

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1876Nyctosaurus Marsh p. 480
1964Nyctosaurus Young p. 251
1971Pteranodon (Nyctosaurus) Miller p. 10
1984Nyctosaurus Schoch
1989Nyctosaurus Bennett
1991Nyctosaurus Murry et al. p. 168
1997Nyctosaurus Unwin and Lü
2003Nyctosaurus Unwin p. 145
2014Nyctosaurus Andres et al.
2014Nyctosaurus Headden and Campos

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
RankNameAuthor
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
PterosauromorphaPadian 1997
Pterosauria(Kaup 1834)
suborderPterodactyloideaPlieninger 1901
genusNyctosaurus

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: volanto
Diet: piscivoreo
Created: 2009-01-04 11:38:30
Modified: 2017-04-17 10:39:23
Source: o = order, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Padian 1985, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Santonian to the top of the Early/Lower Campanian or 85.80000 to 70.60000 Ma

Collections (9 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Coniacian - Early/Lower Santonian89.3 - 83.5USA (Kansas) N. sp. (93380 93381) Pteranodon nanus (93388)
Late/Upper Coniacian - Early/Lower Campanian89.3 - 70.6USA (Kansas) N. sp. (93390)
Late/Upper Santonian - Early/Lower Campanian85.8 - 70.6USA (Kansas) N. gracilis (188486) Pteranodon bonneri (84697) Pteranodon comptus (93225) Pteranodon gracilis (93389)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0Brazil (Paraíba) N. lamegoi (88070)