If it looks like poo...coprolites - ancient poo

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If it looks like poo...coprolites - a piece of ancient poo tells its story

Yes indeed ancient poo can be preserved as fossils. Scientists call a piece of fossilised poo a "coprolite".

I am a 4.2 million year old crocodile poo. a "coprolite", from  north Queensland Australia laid on coarse sandbank of a river that ran through granitic igneous rocks
My piece of poo can tell you as a crocodile crocodile ate. My poo contains fragments of large turtle shells and marsupial megafauna bone fragments (cow size marsupials)
My coprolite size indicates that this was one BIG crocodile!

Coprolites are fossilised poo!
You can learn a lot from coprolites!
There is likely a lot of potential to learn a lot more from coprolites than is currently done.
Coprolite inclusions (things that are part of  /  stuck in /  or on the poo) may give us useful information

 4.2 million year old plunge pool below a waterfall from north Queensland

Learn more about the EXPEDITIONS that located these interesting fossils

source http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0040025
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