|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|
|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.