Here are the specs:

Type: Coprolite

Location: South Carolina, USA

Age: Miocene (23.03 to 5.332 million years before the present)

Dimensions: 144.6mm X 63.41mm or 5.7” X 2.5” 

Weight: 558g (1lbs 4oz)

Note: Shows evidence of aborted-coprophagy. (When a creature attempts to eat poop and then decides it's yucky and spits it out)



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Of all the coprolites known from the fossil record, this is the only specimen recognized as preserving both the top and bottom sets of vertebrate bite mark impressions. There are less than 10 coprolites recognized as preserving some level of vertebrate bite mark impressions in the world.

The identity of the creature that produced this coprolite is somewhat of a mystery. However, it is consistent to those attributed to crocodilians. The bite marks are from an aquatic beast with a rounded jaw and sharp pointed teeth – possibly a gar fish, small shark, or a juvenile crocodilian. 

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This amazing slice of petrified wood is filled with the smallest verifiable coprolites in existence.


Millions of years ago termites took refuge in this tree, ate the wood, and then crapped it out in their little burrows. This specific piece of wood was lucky enough to become petrified and so did the termite poops that were left behind.


Petrified wood is fairly common. However, petrified wood specimens with embedded termite coprolites are extremely rare.


It is also very rare that coprolites can be positively linked to the maker. These prehistoric coprolites are easily linked to termites by comparing their size, shape, and their environment to modern day termite poops, or termite frass.


Here are the specs:

Type: Petrified incense cedar with embedded termite coprolites
Location: Buellton, Santa Barbara County, California
Age: Miocene (5 to 23 million years old)
Whole Specimen Dimensions: 237.69mm by 136.52mm
Coprolite Dimensions: < 1mm
Whole Specimen Weight: 550g

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"Precious" A True American Treasure

This legendary fossil specimen is named "Precious". It is the largest true to original form coprolite of this variety in the world! 


Here are the specs:

Type: Coprolite

Location: South Carolina, USA

Age: Miocene (23.03 to 5.332 million years before the present)

Dimensions: 195.90mm X 125.35mm or 7.71” X 4.93” (The specimen would be over 254mm or 10” inches long if it wasn’t bent.)

Weight: 1.92kg (4lbs 3.5oz)

Note: It is naturally glossy and was not dipped into water to look more "poopy". It smells and feels like a rock, not like a turd.


Paleontologists believe Precious, and similar coprolites from the southeast USA were crapped by some type of ancient crocodilian species. We have attached a photo of a fresh poop from a 6-8 foot alligator for your review. As you can see, they are strikingly similar. Based on the feces to body size ratio of modern day crocodilians, Precious was created by a massive crocodilian – probably 20 feet or longer.


It is highly unlikely this specimen was created by a megalodon or some other variety of ancient shark as some fossil dealers would like you to believe. According to the very helpful people at Sea World “sharks do not have separate openings for products of the digestive and reproductive systems. The posterior opening of the gut is referred to as a cloaca. Generally speaking, sharks produce highly liquid fecal matter that tends to be mustard brown in color.”


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