Trace fossil Burrow

Burrow and poo?

Here is a crustacean burrow lined with clay pellets – which might be the fossil droppings of the same animal. The droppings are preserved as the round depressions in the sediment.

Find out more on the trace fossils page.

Common name

Trace fossil Burrow

Scientific name

Ophiomorpha

Type

Trace Fossils


Strata

Corallian Group

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

160 million years

Where found

Osmington Mills, Dorset

Found by

Paul C Ensom in 1985

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.09787