Sunday, February 26, 2017

My favorite fossils: coprolites

AKA fossilized poop.

No, I’m not a eight-year-old boy. ;D But I think it’s pretty cool that fecal matter manages to get fossilized. And if you can see what the animal eats embedded in the stool, that’s incredibly useful for understanding the animal's life.

All the coprolites you’d want to see are online at:

And no, I didn't realize until I'd posted this that it's favorite fossil #2. I take it back. Apparently I am an eight-year-old boy.
From the Miocene, courtesy of

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