Trace fossil Fossil poo
Fossil poo is easy to identify – because it looks just like animal poo! Look closely and you can see that it is packed with bones and fish scales. These specimens were probably deposited by a marine reptile or shark. The proper name for fossil poo is coprolites. ‘Copro’ comes from the Greek word for ‘dung’, and ‘lite’ from the Greek for ‘stone’.
Find out more on the trace fossils pages.