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meaning: "Gwa'wina wing"
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
Diet: unavailable
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.

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