First record of a vertebrate coprolite from the Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) chalk of Stevns Klint Denmark

Jesper Milàn, Adrian P. Hunt, Jan Schulz Adolfssen, Bo W. Rasmussen, Morten Bjerager

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    Abstrakt

    The first vertebrate coprolite from the Upper Maastrichtian chalk of Denmark is described. The coprolite is 31 mm long, with a maximum diameter of 11 mm. Computed Tomography scanning of the specimen shows / revealed the internal structure to be tightly coiled, suggesting that the coprolite originates from a small shark with an estimated total length not exceeding 1.2 meters. Coprolites are normally found in abundance in marine deposits worldwide, so the lack of recorded findings from the Danish chalk probably reflects a collecting bias; collectors have simply failed to recognize them.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelFossil record 4
    RedaktørerRobert M. Sullivan, Spencer G. Lucas
    UdgivelsesstedAlbuquerque
    ForlagNew Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
    Sider227-230
    Antal sider4
    StatusUdgivet - 2015

    Publikationsserier

    NavnNew Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin
    Vol/bind67
    ISSN (Trykt)1524-4156

    Programområde

    • Programområde 3: Energiressourcer

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