Coprolites are fossilized feces. They are classified as parataxons. They were first described in 1829 by William Buckland.
The largest carnivore coprolite measures 67.5 centimeters along the curve and up to 15.7 centimeters across, as confirmed on March 2, 2020.
The huge excrement was discovered on a private ranch near the city of Buffalo, South Dakota, in the summer of 2019. Known as "Barnum" after paleontologist Barnum Brown, who discovered the first remains of a Tyrannosaurus rex in 1902, It is owned by collector George Frandsen, the largest collector of these fossilized poop in the world.
Its size, the place where it was found and its high bone content suggest that "Barnum" comes from a T. Rex. And it is that the petrified excrements of prehistoric creatures offer us a lot of information about the range and habitat of animals that became extinct many years ago.
Undigested food scraps, known as "inclusions," also provide valuable information about your diet. Until now, it has been confirmed that the vast majority of coprolites found in different parts of the world, belonged to invertebrates, mammals, carnivorous birds and dinosaurs.