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Anyone For Round Of "what Was For Supper - The Triassic Edition?"

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GeschWhat

Hi all,

I decided to dissolve a small piece (12 mm dia. x 15 mm long) of Triassic coprolite from the Bull Canyon Fm., Quay County, New Mexico, in vinegar. After sitting for a week, numerous scales ranging in size from 0.5 to 2 mm long along with 4 partially digested bone fragments were revealed. If anyone out there is familiar with Triassic fauna, do you see anything recognizable? All photos are taken at 40X magnification.

Triassic Treat #1 is about 3 mm across and still resides in what is left of the coprolite.

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Triassic Treat #2 is about 3 mm long and curves along the outside of remaining bit of coprolite (which now has a diameter of 12 mm)

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Triassic Treat #3 is about 3 mm across and 1 mm wide.

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Triassic Treat #4 is about 2.5 mm across and 1.5 mm wide.

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GeschWhat

Here are photos of the scales.

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snolly50

A fascinating exercise.

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