Name: Malawania.
Phonetic: Mah-lah-wan-e-ah.
Named By: V.‭ ‬Fischer,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Appleby,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Naish,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Liston,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Riding,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Brindley‭ & ‬P.‭ ‬Godefroit‭ ‬-‭ ‬2013.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Ichthyosauria,‭ ‬Ichthyosauridae.
Species: M.‭ ‬anachronus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore.
Size: Uncertain.
Known locations: Iraq,‭ ‬Kurdistan.
Time period: Hauterivian/Barremian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeletal remains with fragments of the skull and sclerotic rings.

       Malawania is a genus of ichthyosaur that lived around the Middle‭ ‬East during the early Cretaceous.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A basal thunnosaurian from Iraq reveals disparate phylogenetic origins for Cretaceous ichthyosaurs.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Biology Letters‭ ‬98‭(‬4‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬V.‭ ‬Fischer,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Appleby,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Naish,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Liston,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Riding,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Brindley‭ & ‬P.‭ ‬Godefroit‭ ‬-‭ ‬2013.


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