Trace fossil Fossil poo

This large fossil dropping (known as a coprolite) was probably from a fish-eating marine reptile, as it contains undigested fish scales. The dropping was soft, so has been slightly squashed.

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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

Charmouth

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.01434