Trace fossil Fossil poo

This coprolite shows a spiral crease running around it, indicating that it was probably produced by a shark. Some spiral coprolites have a different number of turns in the spiral, telling us that there were several kinds of shark excreting them.

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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.1999.5.5