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Nyctosaurus ("Night Lizard") is a genus of small pterodactyloid pterosaur which lived during the Late Cretaceous period in North America. Their wingspan was around 1-2 metres. They probably fed on fish, like many pterosaurs did.

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Time/Era/PeriodEdit

Nyctosaurus lived during the late Cretaceous period from 85-65 million years ago and it then died out with the dinosaurs and other pterosaurs at then end of the Cretaceous.

Size/DescriptionEdit

Although the size of a man, Nyctosaurus was one of the smallest pterosaurs ever known. It have a wingspand 3-6 feet wide.

BehaviorEdit

Like all pterosaurs, Nyctosaurus lived in flocks. Their extraordinary crests were used for display, much like the tail of a peacock. Like all pterosaurs, they could skim through the waves of the water, look closer to see a fish and then "SNAP", they got one.

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