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1 May 2010 Coprolites from the Pipe Creek Sinkhole (Late Neogene, Grant County, Indiana, U.S.A.)
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Screen-washing of unconsolidated fossiliferous sediments from the late Neogene Pipe Creek Sinkhole (Grant County, Indiana) yielded two coprolites. Maximum preserved diameter of both is about 26 mm, and both are apatitic in composition. Although one coprolite is largely amorphous internally, the other preserves remnants of hair and at least two teeth of a small carnivoran. The crowns of both teeth are highly corroded, and the enamel of one of the teeth has been completely removed. Although large turtles cannot be excluded as the scat-makers, the most likely candidate is a wolf-sized carnivoran, possibly a canid.
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James O. Farlow, Karen Chin, Anne Argast and Sean Poppy "Coprolites from the Pipe Creek Sinkhole (Late Neogene, Grant County, Indiana, U.S.A.)," Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30(3), (1 May 2010). https://doi.org/10.1080/02724631003762906
Received: 18 August 2008; Accepted: 1 September 2009; Published: 1 May 2010
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