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meaning: "Named after Mount Burgess"
Named By: Walcott in 1912
Time Period: Mid Cambrian
Location: Canada, British Columbia - Burgess Shale Formation
Size: Carapace in larger specimens about 12 millimetres long. Total body length of largest about 42.5 millimetres
Diet: Detritivore
Fossil(s): Literally thousands of individuals
Classification: | Arthropoda |

Burgessia is an extinct genus of arthropod from the Middle Cambrian. Its fossils have been found in the Burgess Shale in British Columbia, Canada. Many of its fossils have been found. 1383 specimens of Burgessia are known from the Greater Phyllopod bed, where they comprise 2.63% of the community.

Read more about Burgessia at Wikipedia
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