|Named By:||B. S. Grandstaff, J. B. Smith, M. C. Lamanna , K. J. Lacovara & M. S. AbdelinGhani in 2012|
|Location:||Egypt - Bahariya Formation|
|Size:||Up to 3 meters long|
|Fossil(s):||Bones and scales|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Actinopterygii | Chondrostei | Polypteriformes | Polypteridae ||
Bawitius is an extinct genus of giant polypterid from the Upper Cretaceous (lower Cenomanian) Bahariya Formation of Egypt. The genus etymology comes from Bawiti, the principal settlement of the Bahariya Oasis in Egypt. It is known from several ectopterygoid bones and some sparse scales.