Matter Splatters

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WY
United States
Wyoming US

In addition to four Knightia sp. fish, this fossil plate contains 6 coprolites and a ripple marks caused by wave action in the fossil lake. All but the tiniest coprolite (E) contain fish bone inclusions. Three of the coprolites have a splatter-shape, all of which could be part of the same defecation event of a single individual.

More photos and microscopic images of the inclusions to come. Stay tuned!