Carnivore Coprolite with Possible Fur Imprint

Harry Pooter
Fossil Type: 
Possible fur impression
Quay County
United States

Most of this coprolite is covered by siderite concretion. What is really exciting is that impressions, possibly left by fur, are clearly visible in one of the exposed areas. Many modern scat from creatures such as crocodiles, wolves and dogs often contain fur of the critters they preyed upon. In the case of canines, much of the fur found in their scat is their own, ingested during grooming.