Fossil poo

Predator poo!

Fossilised droppings or ‘coprolites’ as they are known, are very distinctive because, well, they look like poo! They are also often packed with black fish scales and even bones. They come from the marine reptiles and sharks which were the apex predators of the time.

Find out more on the trace fossils pages.

Common name

Fossil poo

Scientific name

Coprolites

Type

Trace Fossils


Strata

Blue Lias (probably) Lower Jurassic

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

195 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Allhallows Museum, Honiton

Accession number

HONAM.2013.32.18B