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Temporal range: Lochkovian to Pragian
Kainops invius lateral and ventral.JPG
Kainops invius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Trilobita
Order: Phacopida
Family: Phacopidae
Genus: Kainops
Ramsköld & Werdelin, 1991
Type species
Paciphacops microps
Chatterton, Johnson and Campbell, 1979

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Kainops is a genus of trilobites from the family Phacopidae, order Phacopida.[1] It can be distinguished from Paciphacops by the greater number of facets to the eye (6–8 per row, compared to 3–4 in Paciphacops).[2] The form of the furrow between the palpebral area and the palpebral lobe also distinguishes Kainops from the genera Paciphacops and Viaphacops.[2]

Species included in the genus are:[3][4]


  1. ^ Ryan Christopher McKellar (2006). "Introduction". Select Lower and Middle Devonian Phacopidae (Trilobita) of southern Morocco (Master of Science). University of Alberta. pp. 1–22. ISBN 978-0-494-22319-2. 
  2. ^ a b George P. Hansen (2009). "Trilobites". Trilobites of Black Cat Mountain. iUniverse. pp. 154–287. ISBN 978-0-595-52407-5. 
  3. ^ Malte Christian Ebach (2002). "Lower Devonian trilobites from Cobar, New South Wales" (PDF). Records of the Western Australian Museum. 20: 353–378. 
  4. ^ Petr Budil & Petr Kolář (2004). "Kainops chlupaci sp. n. from the Lower Devonian (Zlíchovian Stage) of the Prague Basin" (PDF). Journal of the Czech Geological Society. 49: 3–4.