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Ainiktozoon
An artist's illustration of Ainiktozoon loganense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Thylacocephala
Order: Concavicarida
Family: Cyprilepadidae
Genus: Ainiktozoon
Scourfield, 1937
Species: A. loganense
Binomial name
Ainiktozoon loganense
Scourfield, 1937

Ainiktozoon is an extinct genus of enigmatic fossil organism from the Silurian of Scotland. Originally described as an early chordate, recent studies suggest that it was in fact an arthropod, more precisely a thylacocephalid crustacean.

A. loganense is known from a number of specimens from Silurian rocks (Ludlow series) at Lesmahagow in Scotland.

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