cf. diprotodontid

This coprolite, collected from late Pleistocene sediments on Cooper Creek in the Lake Eyre Basin, is full of voids that were once occupied by vegetation, giving clues as to what its maker ate. Due to its size, there are very few animals that could have made this ol’ poo and the mostly likely candidate is Diprotodon optatum.

Skeletal element: Coprolite
Specimen number: SAMA P57907
Significance of specimen: Coprolites are quite common in this deposit
Geological age: Late Pleistocene, Katipiri Formation
State/territory: South Australia
Locality/site: Cuttupirra Waterhole, Cooper Creek