Dsungaripterus weii (Young 1964) ~4 m wingspan, Early Cretaceous was derived from a sister to Noripterus. Together these dsungaripterids represent the last of their lineage.
Distinct from Noripterus, the skull of Dsungaripterus was more robust with upturned jaw tips. Bone grew over the rear teeth during maturation. The suborbital region was further ossified. The mandible was more robust.
The sternal complex was rectangular. Posteriorly two sternal ribs (or gastralia) were massive. The gastralia were few and robust. The wing was more gracile.
The femur was more robust. The fibula was fused to the tibia.
The family tree of the Ornithocephalia and Germanodactylia is here. The expanded family tree of the Pterosauria is here.
Above: In phylogenetic order the descendants of a sister toGermanodactylus cristatus in the clade Dsungaripteridae, Lonchognathus, "Phobetor," Noripterus and Dsungaripterus.
Young CC 1964. On a new pterosaurian from Sinkiang, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 8: 221-256.