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Giving credit where credit is due, little Changchengopterus indeed nests
between Campylognathoides and Sordes, but a wee bit further (two nodes) from
Dorygnathus than originally nested when tested on a larger taxon list. I found
the scapula and coracoid to be fused, as in the sister taxa. And it is similar
in size to Sordes. Possibly congeneric. Depends on how you lump and split.
That little patch of soft tissue is the anterior dentary in ventrolateral view.
The rest of the skull is buried beneath the humerus. Perhaps one can dig it out
from the other side.
Lü 2009 An New Non-Pterodactyloid Pterosaur from Qinglong County, Hebei
Province of China. Acta Geologica Sinica 83:189-199.
Thanks to Rob Taylor for the data.