Named By: Dean R. Lomax - 2016.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Ichthyosauria, Leptonectidae.
Species: W. massare (type).
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.
Known locations: England, Nottinghamshire.
Time period: Hettangian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Skull and partial post cranial skeleton.
Originally discovered in 1951, the holotype fossil of Wahlisaurus was not officially described until sixty-five years later in 2016. Wahlisaurus is a leptonectid ichthyosaur noted for having a very long snout. Other ichthyosaurs similar to Wahlisaurus include Leptonectes, Eurhinosaurus and Excalibosaurus.
- A new leptonectid ichthyosaur from the Lower Jurassic (Hettangian) of Nottinghamshire, England, UK, and the taxonomic usefulness of the ichthyosaurian coracoid. - Journal of Systematic Palaeontology: 1–15 - Dean R. Lomax - 2016.