Name: Callawayia.
Phonetic: Cal-la-way-e-ah.
Named By: M.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Maisch‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Matzke‭ ‬-‭ ‬2000.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Ichthyosauria,‭ ‬Shastasauridae.
Species: C.‭ ‬neoscapularis‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬altispinus.
Diet: Piscivore/Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Canada,‭ ‬British Columbia.
Time period: Norian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: At least two individuals.

       As a shastasaurid ichthyosaur,‭ ‬Callawayia was related to giant ichthyosaurs such as Shonisaurus and the type genus of the group,‭ ‬Shastasaurus.‭ ‬These ichthyosaurs are usually seen as deep sea hunters of animals like squid,‭ ‬although like all marine reptiles,‭ ‬they would have inevitably have had to return to the surface for air.
       The second species,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬altispinus,‭ ‬is named after the proportionately taller neural spines of the vertebrae.


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