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Coprolite

Coprolite

Fossil Dino Coprolite

More then 65 million years old

This ordinary looking rock is actually fossilized dinosaur poop or dung. The more formal name is coprolite. The dung was fossilized much like any other bone, shell or plant. This coprolite has been replaced during fossilization by the mineral Agate a variety of the mineral Quartz. In a polished cross section paleontologist can often see undigested bits of bone and plants that were part of the dinosaurs diet.

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