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Temporal range: Maastrichtian-Thanetian
~66.043–55.8 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Multituberculata
Family: Kogaionidae
Genus: Hainina
Vianey-Liaud, 1979
Type species
Hainina belgica
  • H. belgica
  • H. godfriauxi
  • H. pyrenaica
  • H. vianeyae

Hainina is an extinct mammal genus from the latest Cretaceous to the Paleocene of Europe. Though small, it outsurvived the final dinosaurs.


The genus Hainina ("from Hainin") was named by Vianey-Liaud M. in 1979. This genus was originally referred to as Cimolomyidae. "We assign Hainina to the Kogaionidae (superfamily incertae sedis); it differs from Kogaionon in having ornamented enamel, while the enamel is smooth in Kogaionon".[1] Material has also been reported from the Upper Cretaceous of Romania.


Fossils have been described as and found in:[2]

  • Species: Hainina belgica Vianey-Liaud M., 1979
  • Species: Hainina godfriauxi Vianey-Liaud M., 1979
    • Place: Paleocene of Hainin, Belgium
  • Species: Hainina pyrenaica Peláez-Campomanes P., Damms R., López-Martinen N. & Àlvarez-Sierra M. A., 2000
  • Species: Hainina vianeyae Peláez-Campomanes P., Damms R., López-Martinen N. & Àlvarez-Sierra M. A., 2000
  • Hainina sp. - Densus-Ciula Formation, Maastrichtian and Jibou Formation, Thanetian, Romania


  1. ^ Kielan-Jaworowska & Hurum, 2001, p. 409
  2. ^ Hainina at Fossilworks.org


  • Vianey-Liaud (1979), "Les Mammifères montiens de Hainin (Paléocène moyen de Belgique). Part I. Multituberculés". Paleovertebrata 9, pp. 117–131.

Further reading[edit]

  • Peláez-Campomanes et al. (2000), "The earliest mammal of the European Paleocene: the multituberculate Hainina". J of Paleont 74(4), pp. 701–711.
  • Kielan-Jaworowska Z. & Hurum J. H. (2001), "Phylogeny and Systematics of multituberculate mammals". Paleontology 44, pp. 389–429.
  • Much of this information has been derived from Dead link MESOZOIC MAMMALS; "basal" Cimolodonta, Cimolomyidae, Boffiidae and Kogaionidae, an Internet directory.[dead link]