Dinosaur Coprolite (poo)

£2.50

Dinosaur Coprolite is fossilised dinosaur poo. Our specimens have been tumbled, polished and sealed to make fantastic display and conversation pieces.

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One of our best selling items! Dinosaur Coprolite is fossilised dinosaur poo. Our specimens have been tumbled, polished and sealed to make fantastic display and conversation pieces.

A coprolite is fossilised faeces (poo!). The fossils we are familiar with are called “body fossils”. Coprolites are called trace fossils because they give us clues to the creature’s diet. Coprolites are derived from the Greek words kopros, meaning “dung” and lithos, meaning “stone”. Coprolites may range in size from a few millimetres to over 60 centimetres!

Coprolites are different from paleofaeces which are fossilised dung. Like other fossils, coprolites have had much of their original composition replaced by mineral deposits such as silicates and calcium carbonates. Paleofaeces, on the other hand, retain much of their original organic composition and can be reconstituted to determine their original chemical properties, though in practice the term coprolite is also used for ancient human faecal material in an archaeological context.

Each piece comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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