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In 1986 I read in a geology book about East Anglia that an iguanodon had been dug up in Potton, the village where I lived. With the huge interest in Jurassic Park and dinosaurs I made it my business to find it. Bedford Museum had never heard of it. They suggested trying the Geological Museum in London. Before I went there I called in at the Sedgwick Museum in Cambridge. Within minutes I was staring at its teeth, bones, claws as well as a host of other fossils unearthed in Potton and other parishes in the second half of the 19th century. It was dug up in a search for coprolite, thought by some at the time to be fossilised dinosaur droppings. That made me want to find out more.  Read on and find out what I discovered.


The UK coprolites

Hertfordshire coprolites

Yorkshire coprolites

Bedfordshire coprolites

Kent coprolites

Canada ‘coprolites’

Buckinghamshire coprolites

Norfolk coprolites

France ‘coprolites’

Cambridgeshire coprolites

Oxfordshire coprolites

United States ‘coprolites’

Hampshire ‘coproltes

Suffolk coprolites

Spain ‘coprolites’