Jurassic ichthyosaur coprolite (poo) from Lyme Regis
Jurassic ichthyosaur coprolite (poo) from Lyme Regis
Jurassic ichthyosaur coprolite (poo) from Lyme Regis
Jurassic ichthyosaur coprolite (poo) from Lyme Regis
Jurassic ichthyosaur coprolite (poo) from Lyme Regis
Jurassic ichthyosaur coprolite (poo) from Lyme Regis
Jurassic ichthyosaur coprolite (poo) from Lyme Regis
Jurassic ichthyosaur coprolite (poo) from Lyme Regis
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Jurassic ichthyosaur coprolite (poo) from Lyme Regis

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A stunning example of an ichthyosaur coprolite fossil from the world-famous Jurassic Coast beach of Lyme Regis, Dorset UK.

The coprolite measures 24 mm (0.95 inches) across. It represents the poo of an ichthyosaur (or possibly a large fish) and includes remains of the diet of the animal. It has a nice light brown colour and shows all the original detail and texture as it has not been worn by the sea. This one includes many fish scales and bones, some of which still have shiny enamel. These iconic fossils made Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast famous. They were first found by pioneering Victorian fossils hunters like Mary Anning. Material like this from the Jurassic Coast is very sought after.

Around 198 million years old (Sinemurian, Early Jurassic), this fossil would make a wonderful addition to any collection.