Nyctosaurus

genus of reptiles (fossil)

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.

Nyctosaurus
Temporal range: Upper Cretaceous
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Artist's impression of the crest
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Nyctosaurus

Marsh, 1876
Species

N. lamegoi
N. gracilis

Synonyms

Nyctodactylus Marsh, 1881

Specimen at the Carnegie Museum