Coprolite Fossilized Turtle Poo


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Sometimes called Dino Doo or Dino Poo this is actually Fossilized Turtle Poo from Madagascar.
The specimen is irregularly shaped roughly 1 1/2 inches long.

Coprolite is fossilized excrement or feces. They are classified as trace fossils as opposed to body, bone, sea shell and other representations of the living creature. They give evidence to the animal’s behavior such as food intake. When analyzed and cut open sometimes seeds and plant material can be identified showing the creature was herbivores. In other cases bone material can be found indicating the creature was a carnivore.

Eocene Period
Mahajanga Province

Specimen in the picture is the specimen you will receive.