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Scholarly Essays and Research Papers on Coprolites by Time Period:

Vertebrate Coprolites
This incredible volume includes 41 scientific essays & research papers on coprolites.
Hunt, A., Milàn, J., Spencer, L., Spielmann, J. | New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 57. | 2012

Silurian – 435 Million Years Ago

Coprolites as Evidence for Plant-Animal Interaction in Siluro-Devonian
Terrestrial Ecosystems Edwards, D., et al. | Nature, Vol.377. | 1995


Carboniferous – 360 Million Years Ago

Plant-Bearing Coprolites from North American Pennsylvanian Coal Balls
Baxendale, R.W. | Paleontology, Vol.22, Part 3. | 1979

Permian – 290 Million Years Ago

Coprolites Containing Plant Material from the Carboniferous of Britain
Scott, A.C. | Paleontology, Vol.20, Part 1. | 1977


Tapeworm Eggs in a 270 Million-Year-Old Shark Coprolite
Dentzien-Dias, P.C., et al. | PLOS One, 8(1). | 2013


First Report of Oribatid Mite (arthropod) Borings and Coprolites in Permian Woods from the Helan Mountains of Northern China

Feng, Z., J. Wang and L.-J. Liu | Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 288 | 2010


Triassic – 248 Million Years Ago

The Oldest Known Communal Latrines Provide Evidence of Gregarism in Triassic Megaherbivores
Fiorelli, L.E., et al. | Scientific Reports, 3: 3348. | 2013


Coprolites in a Middle Triassic Cycad Pollen Cone: Evidence for Insect Pollination in Early Cycads
Klavins, S.D., et al. | Evolutionary Ecology Research, 7 | 2005


A Preliminary Report on Coprolites from the Late Triassic Part of the Kapstewart Formation, Jameson Land, East Greenland.

Milàn, J., et al. | New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 57. | 2012


Jurassic – 205 Million Years Ago

Crustacean Microcoprolites From the Upper Jurassic - Lower Cretaceous of the Neuquen Basin, Argentina: Systematics and Biostratigraphic Implications 

Kietzmann, D.A., et al. | Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 55(2) | 2010


Cretaceous – 138 Million Years Ago

Late Cretaceous Coprolites from Western Canada
Broughton, P.L., F. Simpson and S.H. Whitaker | Palaeontology, Vol.21, Part 2 | 1978


Dinosaur Coprolites From the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Lameta Formation of India: Isotopic and Other Markers Suggest a C3 Plant Diet
Ghosh, P., et al. | Cretaceous Research, 24 | 2003


Coprolites of Deinosuchus and Other Crocodylians from the Upper Cretaceous of Western Georgia, USA.
Harrell, S.D. and D.R. Schwimmer | New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 51 | 2010


Evidence of Intestinal Parasites of Dinosaurs
Poinar, G. and A.J. Boucot | Parasitology, 133 | 2006


Coprolites from the Upper Cretaceous Fruitland, Kirtland and Ojo Alamo Formations, San Juan Basin, New Mexico
Sullivan, R.M. and S.E. Jasinski | New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 57 | 2012


Milàn, J., Rasmussen, B., Bonde, N. | New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science bulletin 57 | 2012


Paleocene - 66 Million Years Ago

Coprolites From the Danian Limestone (Lower Paleocene) of Faxe Quarry, Denmark

Milàn, J., Lucas, S.G., Lockley, M.G. and Spielmann, J.A., | New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 51| 2010


Milàn, J., Rasmussen, B., Lynnerup, N. | New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science bulletin 57 | 2012


Eocene - 56 Million Years Ago
Late Eocene Shark Coprolites From the Yazoo Clay in Northeastern Louisiana
Stringer, Gary and King, Lorin | New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science bulletin 57, Page 275 | 2012


Miocene - 23 Million Years Ago

Calcium Phosphate Preservation of Faecal Bacteria Negative Moulds in Hyena Coprolites Pesquero, M.D., et al. | Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, XX(X). | 201?


Coprolites from the lower Miocene Baripada Beds of Orissa
Sharma, K.M. and R. Patnaik | Current Science, Vol.99, Number 6 | 2010


Pliocene - 5 Million Years Ago

Coprolites: Taphonomic and Paleoecological Implications

Harrison, T. | Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in Context. Volume 1: Geology, Geochronolgy, Paleoecology and Paleoenvironment. | 2011


Pleistocene - 2.5 Million Years Ago
Botanical Remains from a Coprolite from the Pleistocene Hominin Site of Malapa, Sterkfontein Valley, South Africa
Bamford, M.K., et al. | Palaeont.afr., 45 | 2010


Coprolites as a Source of Information on the Genome and Diet of the Cave Hyena
Bon, C., et al | Proc.R.Soc. B | 2012


Palynology and Palaeoenvironment of Pleistocene Hyena Coprolites From an Open-air Site at Oyster Bay, Eastern Cape coast, South Africa
Carrión, J.S., et al. | South African Journal of Science, 96. | 2000


Lipid Analysis of a Ground Sloth Coprolite
Gill, F.L., et al. | Quaternary Research, 72 | 2009


Nuclear Gene Sequences from a Late Pleistocene Sloth Coprolite

Poinar, H., et al. | Current Biology, Vol.13 | 2003


The First Late Pleistocene Coprolite of Crocuta crocuta spelaea From the North Sea
Reumer, J., D. Mol and W. Borst | DEINSEA, 14 | 2010



Miscellaneous  Scholarly Essays and Research Papers on Coprolites:

Terrestrial Mammal Feces: a Morphometric Study and Description 

Chame, M. | Mem.Inst.Oswaldo Cruz, Vol.98(Suppl.1) | 2003


Analysis of Coprolites Produced by Carnivorous Vertebrates
Chin, K. | Paleontological Society Papers, Vol.8. | 2002


Vertebrate Coprolite Studies: Status and Prospectus
Hunt, A.P., et al. | New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 57 | 2012


Vertebrate Coprolites and Other Bromalites in National Park Service Areas
Hunt, A.P., et al. | New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 57 | 2012


A Tick from a Prehistoric Arizona Coprolite
Johnson, K.L., et al. | The Journal of Parasitology, Vol.94, Number 1| 2008


Reevaluation of the Formation of Spiral Coprolites
McAllister, J.A. | The University of Kansas Paleontological Contributions, Paper 114 | 1985


Coprolite Analysis: A Biological Perspective on Archaeology
Reinhard, K.J. and V.M. Bryant | Papers in Natural Resources, Paper 46 |1992


The Origin of "Spiral Coprolites"
Williams, M.E. | The University of Kansas Paleontological Contributions, Paper 59 | 1972


Gastroliths in Coprolites - A Call to Search
Wings, O. | New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 57 | 2012


Resolving Lost Herbivore Community Structure Using Coprolites of Four Sympatric Moa Species (Aves: Dinornithiformes)
Wood, J.R., et al. | PNAS, Early Edition | 2013


High-Resolution Coproecology: Using Coprolites to Reconstruct the Habits and Habitats of New Zealand's Extinct Upland Moa (Megalapteryx didinus)

Wood, J.R., et al. | PLOS One, 7(6) | 2012