Coprolites are fossilized feces
of ancient organisms. The word
coprolite is derived from the Greek
words "kopros" and "lithos", which
literally means dung- stone. They
are a form of trace fossils
that can be used to obtain dietary
and ecological information about
their producers.

   Coprolites often resemble
inorganic concretions and can be
altered by diagenesis and other
biological, mechanical and physical
destruction upon preservation.

NMC 40749 *
NOTE: One star, * means that the coprolite is from the
Canadian Museum of Nature, Oldman Formation, Sask.
and is dinosaur or crocodillian in origin

   Coprolites are found in both marine and terrestrial environments, in recent and ancient settings.