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The paper in question, by the way, is:
Chin, K., T.T. Tokaryk, G.M. Erickson & L.C. Clark. 1998. A king-sized
coprolite. Nature 393: 680-682.
Typical "crappy" work by Karen Chin (in other words, quite excellent) and
colleagues. (I'm sure she realized what she was stepping into when she
started as a coprolite specialist.)
accompanied by the News & Views article:
Andrews, P. & Y. Fernandez-Jalvo. 1998. 101 uses for fossilized faeces.
Nature 393: 629-630.
The issue just came out today, so it will be awhile before it reaches
In case you were wondering, and to steal (Smithsonian shark expert & vert
paleo librarian Bob Purdy's line), they determined it was from T. rex by
process of elimination. :-)
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