Looking like something drawn from a science fiction story, the surface of this coprolite specimen is bumpy and rough. Mostly dark brown in color, its inner crevices are lighter reddish brown, which helps to highlight the irregular shape.
For the serious collector, coprolite fossils are a must-have. Coprolites are classified as trace fossils as opposed to body fossils, as they give evidence for the animal’s behavior, including diet, rather than morphology. Coprolites have been recorded in deposits ranging in age from the Cambrian period to recent times and are found worldwide. They are a valuable way to expand any collection.
From the island of Madagascar, our coprolite is an excellent representation of archaeologic finds that you will treasure for a lifetime. This specimen is 2 ¼ inches long by ½ inch high and 1 ¼ inch deep. It will make a perfect gift for the fossil collector in your family.