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Not to be confused with Paramecium.
Temporal range: Doushantou
Scientific classification e
Phylum: Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order: Corallinales
Stem-group: Corallinaceae
Genus: Paramecia

Paramecia is a non-mineralized Ediacaran alga with a differentiated, compartmentalized thallus; it probably had multiple phases in its lifecycle.[1] Possible reproductive structures have been identified.[1]

The term "paramecia" may also refer to multiple individual cells of the Paramecium genus.


  1. ^ a b Xiao, S.; Knoll, A. H.; Yuan, X.; Pueschel, C. M. (2004). "Phosphatized multicellular algae in the Neoproterozoic Doushantuo Formation, China, and the early evolution of florideophyte red algae". American Journal of Botany 91 (2): 214–227. doi:10.3732/ajb.91.2.214. PMID 21653378.  edit