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Temporal range: Middle Cambrian, 520 Ma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: rhodophyta
Genus: Dalyia
Species: D. racemata
Walcott 1919

Dalyia is a red alga of the middle Cambrian Burgess shale.[1] It has smooth or faintly lineated stems, which branch into up to four equal branches at branching points.37 specimens of Dalyia are known from the Greater Phyllopod bed, where they comprise 0.07% of the community.[2]

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  1. ^ Briggs, D.E.G.; Erwin, D.H.; Collier, F.J. (1995), Fossils of the Burgess Shale, Washington: Smithsonian Inst Press, ISBN 156098659X, OCLC 231793738 
  2. ^ Caron, Jean-Bernard; Jackson, Donald A. (October 2006). "Taphonomy of the Greater Phyllopod Bed community, Burgess Shale". PALAIOS 21 (5): 451–65. doi:10.2110/palo.2003.P05-070R. JSTOR 20173022.  edit