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Fossilized poop bears tooth marks

Shark-bitten fecal matter probably came from assault on ancient croc

2:33pm, March 19, 2010

Paleontologists have stumbled across a scientific first that’s sure to inspire both fascination and disgust: coprolites, or fossilized fecal matter, bearing the distinct impressions of a creature’s teeth.

The coprolites — one chunk of rock is fist-sized, the other is about 30 percent larger — were discovered on a beach along the western shore of Ches

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