Turtle Coprolite


Curious Minds Did You Know?

The largest fossil of a Tyrannosaurus rex was nicknamed ‘Scotty’. He measured 42 feet in length and is estimated to have weighed around 9.8 tonnes!

Fossilised Turtle poo! Don’t worry it doesn’t smell and you can pick it up!

The scientific name for fossilised poo is coprolite.

Piles of fossilised poo can be useful for giving us clues about how an animal lived and what it ate millions of years ago.

The word coprolite is Greek in origin and translates as ‘dung stone’.