|Named By:||Charles Whitney Gilmore in 1928|
|Time Period:||Late Cretaceous 75-70 Ma|
|Location:||Canada, Alberta. USA, Montana & North Dakota|
|Size:||Around 1.5 to 1.8 meters long|
|Fossil(s):||Remains of many individuals, though often just teeth and vertebrae, two partial skeletons are known|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Squamata | Varanoidea | Varanidae ||
Palaeosaniwa canadensis is an extinct species of carnivorous lizard from the late Cretaceous of North America. The name, given by Charles Whitney Gilmore in 1928, means "ancient Saniwa from Canada".