Coprolite


Coprolite
Fossilized Dinosaur Dung
Pronunciation: COP-row-lite
Meaning: Greek "dung" and "rock"
Specimen Number: NMMNH P-27431
Location: San Juan County, New Mexico
Image By: David Baccadutre


Fossil feces from a dinosaur may give clues to their diet. They sometimes contain identifiable remnants from their last meal, such as bone and scales.