FOR KIDS: Dino-sized poop
Ewww: Scientists use poop from living animals to estimate the size of dung dropped by T. rex and other dinos
Web edition: January 31, 2013
To estimate the size of dinosaur feces — including those from T. rex (shown) — scientists measured poop from many living creatures.
Credit: Wikimedia Commons/J.M. Luijt
How big was dinosaur poop?
This may seem like a disgusting question. And because dinosaurs died out more than 65 million years ago, many people might think the question isn’t important. But scientists are studying fossil dung to learn a lot about ancient creatures and where they lived.
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