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Nyctosaurus gracilis

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Taxonomy
Pteranodon gracilis was named by Marsh (1876). Its type specimen is YPM 1178, a set of postcrania (Scapulae, coracoids, dorsal and cervical vertebrae, partial forelimbs), and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Hackberry, which is in a Santonian/Campanian offshore horizon in the Niobrara Formation of Kansas.

It was recombined as Nyctodactylus gracilis by Marsh (1881) and Williston (1892); it was recombined as Pteranodon (Nyctosaurus) gracilis by Miller (1971); it was recombined as Nyctosaurus gracilis by Marsh (1876), Williston (1903), Schoch (1984), Bennett (1994), Unwin (2003), Andres et al. (2014) and Vila Nova et al. (2014).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1876Nyctosaurus gracilis Marsh p. 480
1876Pteranodon gracilis Marsh p. 508
1881Nyctodactylus gracilis Marsh p. 343
1892Nyctodactylus gracilis Williston p. 3
1903Nyctosaurus gracilis Williston
1971Pteranodon (Nyctosaurus) gracilis Miller p. 11
1984Nyctosaurus gracilis Schoch
1994Nyctosaurus gracilis Bennett p. 14
2003Nyctosaurus gracilis Unwin p. 145
2014Nyctosaurus gracilis Andres et al.
2014Nyctosaurus gracilis Vila Nova et al.

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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
classReptilia
RankNameAuthor
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
speciesgracilis()

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