George Frandsen (USA) has a fascinating fossilised collection of dinosaur poop, confirmed as a new record on this day in 2015 🦖🦕💩 Fun fact: The term 'coprolite' comes from the Greek for 'dung stone'. As documented at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, Florida, USA, George has amassed an amazing 1,277 pieces of prehistoric poo since he began his collection as a palaeontology student at college.
George went on to feature in our #GWR2017
book. “Anyone looking to beat a Guinness World Records title needs to have passion, lots of passion for whatever they’re doing. Mine is coprolite...whatever your passion is, you should follow it.” “What got me interested in finding and collecting coprolites is the story they tell of prehistoric life. No other fossil can tell you as much as a coprolite can. Inside you can find inclusions, which are pieces of plants and animals, such as bones.
This information can tell us about what animals were eating and their metabolism, as well as prehistoric ecosystems. In coprolites from my collection, I’ve discovered a tooth plate from a prehistoric fish called a pycnodont, a toe bone from a prehistoric deer, fish fins, shark teeth, and microscopic pieces of plants.” ___________________________________________
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