Carnivorous Mammal Coprolites

Have a Nice Prey!
Rodent bones and teeth
Fur or feathers
United States
South Dakota US

These mammal coprolites resemble (in size and shape) something you might find in a cat box.    Because of their phosphatic composition and bone inclusions we know they are from a meat eater.

Want to see what was eaten? The fecal matter was removed around some of the inclusions on some of the coprolite fragments. Each was like a little field jacket, preserving tiny inclusions that might not have otherwise survived the fossilization process!

Turd of a Feather - Fur or feathers discovered.

Leaving a Good Impression - Features an impression left by an interesting bone fragment.

Love Meeces to Pieces - Rodent tooth and toe bone inclusions are revealed!