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Wolf Coprolites

The coprolites (from the Greek kopros, "excrement", and lithos, "stone") are fossilised pieces of excrement. The only coprolites known are those of carnivores, and particularly carnivores who gnaw on bone, because the calcium in bone favours fossilisation. Human coprolites are rare, those of wolves more common, and those of hyena sometimes present in their hundreds. At Chauvet, only wolf coprolites have been found. One of these has made it possible to analyse the genome and diet of a specimen of wolf from 30,000 years ago.

Anglais
Panoramique associé: 
Salle du Crâne
Type de notice: 
Cartel
Auteurs: 
Céline BON
Jean-Marc ELALOUF
Pauline PALACIO
Médias: 
Média: 
Coprolithe de loup de la Salle Hillaire
Taille: 
1x1
Média: 
Coprolithe de loup de la galerie du Cierge
Taille: 
1x1
Coordonnées: 
ath="4.21" atv="10.32"