Trace fossil Fossil poo

This coprolite shows a series of creases running around it in a rough spiral. This tells us that it is likely to have come from a shark. Sharks have spiral valves in the intestine, which gives the coprolite its shape.

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Common name

Trace fossil Fossil poo

Scientific name

Coprolite

Type

Trace Fossils


Strata

Blue Lias (probably) Lower Jurassic

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

200 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis area

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1998.31.4