Trace fossil dinosaur fossil poo

Dinosaur poo!

This fossil dropping (or coprolite) probably came from a dinosaur. It was found in the Purbeck Beds which formed in shallow swamps and lagoons. Dinosaurs walked along the shores and waded through the water and their footprints are miraculously preserved. Dinosaur coprolites are really quite rare.

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Common name

Trace fossil dinosaur fossil poo

Scientific name

Coprolite

Type

Trace Fossils


Strata

Purbeck Limestone Group

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

140 million years

Where found

Durlson Country Park

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.11693