Dino Poop"~ Coprolite~CRFCDP03

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"Dino Poop"~ Coprolite~CRFCDP03. Fossilized Dinosaur Poop, known as Coprolite.   

The word “coprolite” comes from the Greek words Kopros Lithos, meaning “dung stone”. Basically coprolites are very old pieces of poop that have become fossilized over a very long time . They do not smell and most of their original structure has been replaced by mineral deposits such as calcium carbonates and silicates. Coprolites come in a variety of shapes and sizes and they have been discovered on every continent on earth. It is extremely difficult to determine what ancient creature originally pooped the coprolite specimen. Coprolites record the diet, feeding behavior, and habitat of prehistoric animals. Paleontologists can study the contents of a coprolite to see what one meal of an animal consisted of. For example, if the coprolite consists of partially digested plant material (leaves, seeds, bark, roots), the animal in question was probably an herbivore (plant-eater); if the coprolite contains bits of animal material (crushed bits of bones, sinew, claws), the animal in question was a carnivore (meat-eater). 73mm x 37mm x 31mm


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