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It was replaced with Nyctodactylus by Zittel (1890); it was reranked as Pteranodon (Nyctosaurus) by Miller (1971).
It was assigned to Nyctosauridae by Hay (1902); to Nyctosaurinae by Williston (1903); to Ornithocheiridae by Young (1964); to Pteranodon by Miller (1971); to Pteranodontidae by Schoch (1984); to Nyctosauridae by Bennett (1989) and Murry et al. (1991); to Pteranodontia by Unwin (2003); to Ornithocheiroidea by Unwin and Lü (1997) and Andres et al. (2014); and to Pterodactyloidea by Headden and Campos (2014).
|Year||Name and author|
|1876||Nyctosaurus Marsh p. 480|
|1881||Nyctodactylus Marsh p. 343|
|1890||Nyctodactylus Zittel p. 799|
|1902||Nyctosaurus Hay p. 508|
|1903||Nyctosaurus Williston p. 159|
|1964||Nyctosaurus Young p. 251|
|1971||Pteranodon (Nyctosaurus) Miller p. 10|
|1991||Nyctosaurus Murry et al. p. 168|
|1997||Nyctosaurus Unwin and Lü|
|2003||Nyctosaurus Unwin p. 145|
|2014||Nyctosaurus Andres et al.|
|2014||Nyctosaurus Headden and Campos|
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