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Nyctosaurus Skeleton Panel measures 125x71cm or 49×28 inches. Nyctosaurus Skeleton Panel is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Nyctosaurus gracilis is the scientific name. Our precise skeleton can be used as a teaching tool, museum skeleton exhibit, home decor skeleton, or office decor skeleton.
Nyctosaurus is a genus of Nyctosaurus gracilis, the remains of which have been found in the Niobrara Formation of the mid-western United States, which, during the late Cretaceous Period, was covered in an extensive shallow sea. The jaws of Nyctosaurus or Nyctosaurus gracilis were long and extremely pointed. The jaw tips were thin and needle sharp, and are often broken off in fossil specimens, giving the appearance that one jaw is longer than the other, though in life they were probably equal in length. Pterosaur. Cretaceous Niobrara Chalk, Nebraska.
Nyctosaurus or Nyctosaurus gracilis was similar in anatomy to its close relative and contemporary, Pteranodon. It had long wings, similar in shape to modern seabirds. It was smaller overall than Pteranodon, with an adult wingspan of 6.6 feet and a maximum weight of about 1.86 kg. Nyctosaurus or Nyctosaurid pterodactyloid pterosaur overall body length was 37 cm. Some specimens preserve a distinctive crest, at least 55 cm tall in old adults, relatively gigantic compared to the rest of the body and over three times the length of the head.
Nyctosaurus or Nyctosaurus gracilis crest is composed of two long, grooved spars, one pointed upward and the other backward, arising from a common base projecting up and back from the back of the skull. The two spars were nearly equal in length, and both were nearly as long or longer than the total length of the body. The upward-pointing crest spar was at least 1.38 ft. long and the backward-pointing spar was at least 1.05 ft. long.
The jaws of Nyctosaurus or Nyctosaurus gracilis were long and extremely pointed. The jaw tips were thin and needle sharp, and are often broken off in fossil specimens, giving the appearance that one jaw is longer than the other, though in life they were probably equal in length.
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|Dimensions||49 × 28 in|