OTHER WORDS FROM coprolitecop·ro·lit·ic [kop-ruh-lit-ik], /ˌkɒp rəˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Feces, especially from carnivores, can readily form into coprolites.
For example, coprolites have been used to show that some plant-eating dinosaurs also dined on crustaceans.
Despite this preservation power, coprolites can be overshadowed by amber, a translucent tree resin, when it comes to fossils.Fossilized dung from a dinosaur ancestor yields a new beetle species|Nikk Ogasa|June 30, 2021|Science News
Among those fossils were coprolites — fossil poop — filled with partially digested bone shards.The secret to T. rex‘s incredible biting force is at last revealed|Sid Perkins|June 1, 2021|Science News For Students
An earlier study, published in 2014, sifted through the tiny coprolites to look for traces of Neanderthal diets.Oldest DNA from poop contains a Neanderthal’s microbiome|Kiona N. Smith|February 8, 2021|Ars Technica
In many places they have been worked, under the name of “coprolite-beds,” as sources of artificial manures.
An ichthyo-coprolite from Tenby was found to contain 15.4% of phosphoric anhydride.