A king-sized theropod coprolite

@article{Chin1998AKT,
  title={A king-sized theropod coprolite},
  author={K. Chin and Timothy T. Tokaryk and G. M. Erickson and L. Calk},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1998},
  volume={393},
  pages={680-682}
}
  • K. Chin, Timothy T. Tokaryk, +1 author L. Calk
  • Published 1998
  • Biology
  • Nature
  • Fossil faeces (coprolites) provide unique trophic perspectives on ancient ecosystems. Yet, although thousands of coprolites have been discovered, specimens that can be unequivocally attributed to carnivorous dinosaurs are almost unknown. A few fossil faeces have been ascribed to herbivorous dinosaurs, but it is more difficult to identify coprolites produced by theropods because other carnivorous taxa coexisted with dinosaurs and most faeces are taxonomically ambiguous. Thus sizeable (up to 20… CONTINUE READING
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