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Doh. You know how every so often you see something in a new way? I've known the term coprolite for ages, but until I saw the "lithen" in German, I never put together that that part of the word was "stone" or "rock." (from Greek?) So it's the same root there as lithograph.

In a nerdly way, this is exciting. :)

Copro must be poop or something?

What I want to know is who potty-trained the ancient crocodiles?

BardiacCopro must be poop or something?

Yes it does.

Other copro words:
coprophage (phage = eater)
coprophile (phile = lover)
coprocephalon (tea party activist)

By Alan Smithee (not verified) on 21 Apr 2010 #permalink

If you prefer spineless poop, the Eocene Stone City Beds exposed along the banks of the Brazos River near College Station, Texas are loaded with pellets from clams & snails.

By biosparite (not verified) on 21 Apr 2010 #permalink

tabor: i'd love to show more corals, but i don't think i have any more at the moment. need to go back ... but for every photo you see here, i've snapped at least 10 more than were ruined by the glass on the exhibits. maybe the senckenberg will invite me in to photograph the collections so i can show them to you? i know i'd LOVE to do that!

adam smithee: "coprocephalon (tea party activist)" ... heheh!