coprolite


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coprolite

[′käp·rə‚līt]
(geology)
Petrified excrement.
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Using a special blade covered in super-strong diamond grains, she cuts very thin slices of the coprolite.
Over the coprolite lamina that is not an equivalent of the glauconitic contact stratum (of the zone Xa) elsewhere in the basin, but it is one of the mineral and chemical boundary inside the Jizera formation, dividing its upper and lower part.
In addition to these visual observations, a powder x-ray diffraction analysis was run on one coprolite specimen to determine the major composition of its groundmass.
When the researchers looked closely at the coprolites, they were able to identify tiny fragments of glass called phytoliths.
When we compare the size of the coprolite with the size of carnivores that lived in the area at the same time, we find that the dung was most likely produced by a T.
Desnues said that the communities of phage within the coprolite were different, taxonomically, from communities seen within modern human fecal samples, but the functions they carry out appear to be conserved.
Furthermore, through coprolite examination Williams-Dean (1978) confirmed that snakes were consumed.
Not to be forgotten among such beautifully preserved specimens is a huge 200 pound pile of Coprolite (also known as dinosaur droppings), the largest of its kind ever unearthed.
1086/665923) "Understanding the Pathoecological Relationship between Ancient Diet and Modern Diabetes through Coprolite Analysis.
Coprolite deposits reveal the diet and ecology of the extinct New Zealand megaherbivore moa (Aves, Dinornithiformes).
Fossils trapped by the microbial mat show that a reliable sequence of ecological events occurred in the wetland during periods of environmental stress: bioturbation (invertebrate traces), ostracod invasion, periodic storms, coprolite or "worm-larva" accumulations, and mass mortality of small juvenile basal teleosteans and/or crayfish.