One coprolite fossil proudly displayed in a gift box.
A perfect addition for your fossil collection.
The poo-looking rock is indeed poo...at least it was during the Miocene epoch.
All animals poo, even animals that lived millions of years ago. When the droppings are well-preserved, the organic matter is slowly replaced by mineral deposits, and a permanent, fossilized replica of the poo is created called a coprolite.
Paleontologists use coprolites to study the diet of prehistoric creatures. Based on this information, this fossilized feces you received was most likely from a prehistoric turtle that lived between 5 to 23 million years ago in what is now Madagascar.
Please allow for variation as each specimen is unique.
Measures approximately 1-2"
- Research card
- Acrylic display box
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This was a really cool little fossil to start my collection. Fast shipping!
Purchased as a gift for a history nerd who loves toilet humour and he was delighted! Item was as described, and arrived speedily
Nancy gave this item 5 stars
Karen rated this item 5 stars
My dinosaur-obsessed 5-year-old will absolutely love the coprolite. She collects specimens so this will be the perfect stocking stuffer.
Really shows how living tissue is fossilized
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