Genus: Macgowania MOTANI, 1999
Etymology: In honor of Christopher McGowan, who described the type species.

Species: janiceps (McGOWAN, 1996) MOTANI, 1999
Etymology: Janus, Latin, Roman god with two opposite faces; New Latin, ceps, genitive, citpits, "head."
= Ichthyosaurus janiceps McGOWAN, 1996

Holotype: ROM 41992 (RBCM EH 91.2.5)

Locality: Jewitt Spur, Immediately west of McLay Spur, on the northern shore of the Peace Reach branch of Williston Lake (map reverence UTM 10VET 175175), British Columbia Province, Canada.

Horizon: Pardonet Formation.


Age: Middle Norian Stage, Late Triassic Epoch, Late Triassic.

Material: A partial skull and partial skeleton.