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Dinosaur Poop Part 1: Who Dung It?


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Crosscutting Concept:

Scale, Proportion, and Quantity

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If you ever get the chance to fossil hunting, don't just look for bones or teeth. Keep your eyes peeled for prehistoric poop! Coprolites are a kind of "trace fossil." Separate from "body" fossils, they provide clues to dinosaur behavior. Don't worry, the smell has long since drifted away! It might be hard to identify a coprolite, but these examples still have a fresh "look."

Coprolite with a deer toe in one

Huge coprolite

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