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Morania is a genus of cyanobacterium preserved as carbonaceous films[1] in the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale.[2] it is present throughout the shale;[3] 2580 specimens of Morania are known from the Greater Phyllopod bed, where
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they comprise 4.90% of the community.[2] It is filamentous,[1] forms sheets,[3] and resembles the modern cyanobacterium Nostoc.[1] It would have had a role in binding the sediment,[3] and would have been a food source for such organisms as Odontogriphus and Wiwaxia.[3]

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