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).
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.
- 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.