coprolite


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fossil excrement

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The largest dinosaur coprolite ever found weighed 15 pounds and was more than 25 inches long
Later deposits in the pit lose the clear laminated structure; the boundaries are diffuse and the inclusions more mixed, with an increase in burnt bone fragments, sub-rounded brown aggregate particles, and omnivore coprolites.
In addition to these visual observations, a powder x-ray diffraction analysis was run on one coprolite specimen to determine the major composition of its groundmass.
Each piece of fossilized dung, called a coprolite, was shaped like a sphere and measured up to 10 centimeters (4 inches) across.
It contains bone fragments, indicating the dino was a meat eater, or carnivore, in fact, it's the biggest piece of carnivore coprolite, or fossilized dung, ever unearthed.
However, evidence of Chenopodium use is commonly reported in coprolite analyses (Stock 1983; Sobolik 1988; 1990), plant macro fossil analysis (Dering 1979), and pollen studies (Holloway 1983; Bryant 1986) from cave deposits east of the Hueco Bolson.
Corresponding author Christelle Desnues of Aix Marseille Universite said that most of the viral sequences the researchers found in the ancient coprolite (fossil fecal sample) were related to viruses currently known to infect bacteria commonly found in stools (and hence, in the human gastrointestinal tract), including both bacteria that live harmlessly, and even helpfully in the human gut, and human pathogens.
1086/665923) "Understanding the Pathoecological Relationship between Ancient Diet and Modern Diabetes through Coprolite Analysis.
Apparently these fossilised finds - known as coprolite - were dug up during the 19th century, made into fertiliser and brought wealth to the region.
The sculpture is due to be erected on the village green in Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, to mark the work of 19th century coprolite miners, who dug up fossilised dung for use as fertiliser.
Furthermore, through coprolite examination Williams-Dean (1978) confirmed that snakes were consumed.
Not to be forgotten among such beautifully preserved specimens is a huge 200 pound pile of Coprolite (also known as dinosaur droppings), the largest of its kind ever unearthed.
Within the fields immediately north of the observatory were nineteenth-century coprolite workings (Grove 1976; O'Connor 1998), which were on an industrial scale that almost entirely obliterated the superficial geology.
Coprolite deposits reveal the diet and ecology of the extinct New Zealand megaherbivore moa (Aves, Dinornithiformes).
But we can tell you that, in geological terms, it translates to: "more abrasive than coprolite.