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  1. I found this wonderful coprolite in river rock surrounding shrubbery at a Howard Johnson's in Rapid City SD about 30 years ago. I've always wondered what creature may have produced it. Do you have any ideas? Length is 2.75 inches. See images.
  2. diginupbones

    Poo or rocks?

    I know this is a longshot but I had to ask. I searched the web and couldn’t find anything similar.
  3. Rothrockbc

    Could it be...no...??

    In spite of feeling inadequate here.. I don't have the slightest clue what this is and I want to know everything from what it is or possibilities please and THANK YOU! found in a creek bed near agatized tree in southern indiana. 20220628_010555.mp4
  4. Hello, I made a run the the North Sulphur River yesterday and there are a couple of finds that I’d like help identifying. The first looks like a coprolite to me but I’ve never ID’d one. Please confirm or deny. If it is one any ideas on what animal made it? It reminds me of a small dog poo. I’ve found this vertebrae but I don’t know what it belongs to. I doesn’t look like the mosasaur vertebrae I’ve found in the past. Can anyone help with this? Thanks in advance!
  5. Possible large Croc coprolite found at Calvert Cliffs https://www.wusa9.com/article/tech/science/holey-snarge-paleontologist-discover-an-extremely-rare-fossil-on-the-calvert-cliffs-poop-feces/65-c4045b64-5f63-4574-bf11-c1780585abcb
  6. Garry

    Could this be a coprolite?

    Hi, I hope everyone is well. I was out walking at a location close to Darwen in the UK, north of England on a moor. Happened to come across a small stream the banks very eroded and collapsing so decided to walk the stream and check rocks for fossils and other artifacts and came across a large heavy oval shaped rock under the bank which had collapsed hidden from view I had to reach in and under to get it. It stuck out like a sore thumb from all other rocks, is unusually very heavy for size of the rock. Strange colours and has a gloss effect to it and one side is smoother than the other tha
  7. Garry

    Could this be a coprolite?

    Hi, I found this under a collapsed stream bank; already exposed underneath the edge of the collapse hidden from the eye though. Very smooth, and very heavy compared to a rock of similar size. The edge that is the smoothest was exposed to droplets from the underside of the stream bank, slightly rougher side facing down. Could it be a coprolite weathered by water?
  8. Hello everyone! My name is Weston and while I studied Geology at Whitman College, I never continued by degree. I am now getting a nursing degree and was stationed in Jordan, Montana for rural clinical. A contact of mine let me dig on land and I found all these fossils. Here is a link to my google drive photos. Please help me ID everything and anything you can. I am wondering if the things that look like eggs are actually eggs, as well as what the perfect sphere is. I am also wondering what dinosaur the bones most likely belonged to. I am confident there are coprolites right? I am
  9. TheRocksWillShoutHisGlory

    Mazon creek "coprolites"

    After cleaning the mud off of what I collected yesterday from pit 11, there are two that I suspect could be coprolites, possibly shark coprolites? These two were found in close proximity, but are both negative halves of separate specimens. I think I see little undigested bits, meaning it's not an egg case?
  10. JoetheJerseyGuy

    Big Brook, NJ : Coprolite, rock or other?

    Big Brook, NJ : Coprolite, rock or other?
  11. In this post I am going to show you a couple examples of fish related fossils that are found at Mazon Creek. Many of these are my finds and many are from my fossil mentor. The pics are zoomed up, I apologize for that, but I mounted my fossils (pairs) on white cardboard, so I do not want to pull them off and have to reattach them. First up is a lamprey - Mayomyzon pieckoensis. This lamprey was collected at Pit 11. Next up are a 3 examples of the Jawless fish- Gilpichthys greenei . These fish were found at Pit 11.
  12. Samurai

    Nodule #6: Fish material

    From the album: Muncie Creek Shale Phosphatic Nodules

    My best guess is fish material or crustacean material
  13. GeschWhat

    Coprolite Identification

    Rather than writing information about coprolite identification on multiple threads, I thought I would post information about coprolite identification here so it can be referenced in ID threads (I'm getting lazy, I know). I was also thinking it might be fun for others to post coprolites in their own collections so others can use them for comparison. So here we go: IDENTIFYING COPROLITES: Not all rocks that look like poop have a fecal origin. Here are a few things to consider when trying to make this determination: 1. Location, Location, Location – If you haven’t guessed
  14. hahnewald

    Is this a coprolite?

    Greetings to all. This specimen was encountered on a beach where common Miocene fossils, such as shark teeth, whale vertebrae, cetacean periotic bones and bulla can be discovered. It is the first one of its kind I have come across and would really appreciate input from members to assist with the correct ID. Thanking you all in advance.
  15. I believe I got the material from someone on here years ago and I get a chance to go through some from time to time. This is Alafia River stuff from Lithia Florida. It had a note of Oligocene/Miocene for age. One of them is kind of hard to see but right beside the other and I suspect these are internal molds in a piece of coprolite.
  16. Psmith8547

    fossil or concretion

    I found this in eastern Montana in a wash bed. There were many concretion looks different, irregular surface on top and it is a continuous spiral from top to bottom. Almost looks like poop (coprolite) but it is heavy. How would you go about looking at its interior? Hammer? Scribe? I know people split some of them but I have neve done that.
  17. fossilhunter21


    From the album: Fossilhunter21's collection

    Fossil Type: Coprolite Location: Aurora, North Carolina
  18. Hi there! I’m coming back from a trip to Texas, and I’ve gone fossil hunting a few times while there (figured I might as well since I’m out of state). I’ve found a few ammonites and other Cretaceous fossils before, which I’ll get uploaded here later— however, I was hoping to see if anyone knew what this funny looking rock might be. I’m not great at identifying fossils yet, but we all agreed we thought it looked like some kind of coprolite. Found in Fossil Creek Park, Texas right by the creek. I’d appreciate any help :-)
  19. Lone Hunter

    Coprolite, gastropod, or other?

    Found this in creek, Eagle Ford, at first thought it was part of gastropod but after closer inspection it started looking more like coprolite now I'm undecided so I will leave it up to the TFF court.
  20. Mark Kmiecik

    Four Mazon Creek for ID

    Here's four more with which I need help identifying and/or confirmation of ID. Thank you. C0004 - You tell me and we'll both know! C0047 - Calamostachys? Bowmanites? Other? C0052 - Coprolite? No, it's not a fish. C0055 - Mariopteris? Neuropteris? Other?
  21. ThePhysicist

    Shark coprolite

    From the album: Sharks

    A large shark coprolite (likely from the East Coast of the USA), over 3.5" long - probably from a megatoothed shark like C. megalodon. There's a bore/burrow on the left side in this image.
  22. MrBones

    Not a coprolite?

    Hello, I found this fossil (at least I think that's what it is) in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, UAE (United Arab Emirates). It is Miocene in age. I showed it to Dr. Mark Beech, the head of archaeology of the region, and he wasn't quite sure, but he told me he doesn't think it's coprolite. Hope you can make sense of this for me!
  23. jcochr

    coprolite or flint?

    Found this in gravel - at least it has some impressions on it but it looks like it could be coprolite...
  24. RetiredLawyer


    I’ve moved up to the higher levels of my property where I’m finding bones and coprolites. Still hoping for a big score of a full skull.
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