Explore the Fascinating World of Prehistoric Poop

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Ancient Shark Tooth and Bite Marks Found in Fossilized Crocodile Poop Hints at Unfortunate Snack Millions of Years Ago
Kristin Hugo, Newsweek | January 24, 2018


Earth Environments Suffer After Years Without Dinosaur Poop
Elana Glowatz, International Business Times | October 17, 2017


Prehistoric Squid was Last Meal of Newborn Ichthyosaur 200 Million Years Ago
University of Manchester, Phys.org | October 3, 2017


Fossilized Poo Reveals That Vegetarian Dinosaurs Had a Taste For Crabs
Alexandra Witze, Nature | September 21, 2017


Ice Age Hyenas Left Clues About These Ancient Human Sites
Shaena Montanari, National Geographic | June 26, 2017


Researchers Use Particle Accelerator to Peek Inside Fossilized Poop
Jason Daley, Smithsonian| June 9, 2017


A 180 Million Year Old Dinosaur Dinner
Jon Tennant, Phys.org| March 7, 2017


Collection of Fossilized Poo Certified as the World's Largest
Jason Daley, Smithsonian | November 17, 2016


Mummified Poop Reveals Ancient Sloth Ate Mormon Tea and Saltbush
Laura Geggel, Live Science | November 1, 2016


Tooth in poo suggests ancient shark ate its young
Jonathan Webb, BBC News | August 11, 2016


Fossilised dung clue to secret lives of 'pets' in Iron Age
Steven McKenzie, BBC Scotland Highlands | July 15, 2016


Dung beetles may have evolved to eat dinosaur poop
Patrick Monahan, Science Magazine | May 5, 2016


Vertebrate-Bitten Coprolite from South Carolina
Stephen J. Godfrey & George Frandsen, The Ecphora p12-p14| March 2016


Fossilized Last Meal Reflects Spiral-shaped Intestine
University of Zurich, ScienceDaily| January 6, 2016


Paleo Diet: Giant Turds Show Dinosaurs Dined on Flowering Plants
Laura Geggel, Live Science| December 2, 2015


Fossilized Poop is Rare, Fossilized Poop Inside a Fossilized Dinosaur is Even Rarer
Marissa Fessenden, Smithsonian | August 24, 2015


The Oldest Poo In Japan
Yasuhisa Nakajima, Asian Scientist | October 23, 2014 ​​


Ancient Finned Predator Feasted on Sharks
Becky Oskin, Live Science | October 22, 2014 


What Poop Tells You
S.W. Kish, Bitter Empire | October 21, 2014 ​​


Cave Containing Earliest Human DNA Dubbed Historic
Associated Press | October 3, 2014 


Was Six-Million-Year-Old Turd Auctioned for $10,000 a Faux Poo?

Brian Switek, National Geographic | July 29, 2014


Oldest Human Poop Tells Us What Neanderthals Ate

Janet Fang, IFL Science | June 26, 2014


Fossilized Feces Reveal Origins Of Puerto Rican Natives
Sara Reardon, Huffington Post | May 14, 2014

Tapeworm Eggs Discovered in 270 Million Year Old Fossil Shark Feces
Paula C. Dentzien, Plos One| January 30, 2013


Cockroaches Dined on Dinosaur Poop
Danielle Elliot, Weird & Wild | December 4, 2013


Ancient 'Ghostbuster Demon' Creatures Pooped Together

Stephanie Pappas, Live Science | December 1, 2013


Ancient Baby Shark's Last Meal: Baby Turtle
Tia Ghose, Live Science |  November 05, 2013


Dino-sized Poop 
Sid Perkins, Student Science| January 31, 2013

Dinosaur Farts May Have Warmed Prehistoric Earth 
Jennifer Welsh, Live Science| May 7, 2012

Unique Fossils Record the Dining Habits of Ancient Sharks
Godfrey, S., & Smith, J., Posted by Brian Switek, Science Blogs  |  March 18, 2010

Oldest Human Hair Found in Hyena Poop Fossil?
​Charles Q. Choi, National Geographic | February 6, 2009

What the Dinosaurs Left Us, Their Fossilized Poop Shows What They Ate
Karen Wright, Discover | Saturday, June 01, 1996


Poos in the News

Links to The Best News Articles Featuring Coprolites and Dinosaur Feces