|Named By:||Philip J. Currie & Victoria M. Arbour in 2011|
|Time Period:||Late Cretaceous, 75 Ma|
|Location:||Canada, British Columbia, Hornby Island, Collishaw Point|
|Size:||Estimated 3 meter wingspan|
|Fossil(s):||Specimen in a rock that had to be cut open|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Pterosauria | Ornithocheiroidea | Istiodactylidae ||
Gwawinapterus is a genus of Mesozoic fish known from a single fossil specimen, representing the single species Gwawinapterus beardi, from the late Cretaceous period of British Columbia, Canada. While initially described as a very late-surviving member of the pterosaur (flying reptile) group Istiodactylidae, further examination has cast doubt on the identification of the specimen as a pterosaur, and research published in 2012 identified the remains as having come from a saurodontid fish.