Trace fossil Fossil poo

This coprolite has the spiral creases typical of those produced by sharks. It contains some good-sized fish scales. It appears to have been treated with some sort of varnish in the past, giving its shine.

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Common name

Trace fossil Fossil poo

Scientific name

Coprolite

Type

Trace Fossils


Strata

Lower Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

195 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis area

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1998.31.5