You are browsing the archive for coprolite Archives - Georneys.
November 17, 2010
Geology Word of the Week: C is for Coprolite
A coprolite. Image courtesy of USGS, taken from Wikipedia commons. def. Coprolite: 1. Fossilized animal dung. That’s right, rock solid animal poop. 2. Something I occasionally find under the sofa next to my cats’ litter box. Thanks, Samira and Zayna, you little furballs. I have actually never seen a genuine coprolite. The “cat coprolites” I sometimes find are not true fossils- they’re dried out, but their structure hasn’t been replaced …