Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Koprolithen

tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Koprolithen.

Senckenberg Naturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Image: GrrlScientist, 13 April 2010 [larger view]

Comments

  1. #1 Susannah
    April 21, 2010

    Appropriate presentation!
    :-D

  2. #2 Tabor
    April 21, 2010

    Please can we go back to the corals?

  3. #3 Bardiac
    April 21, 2010

    Doh. You know how every so often you see something in a new way? I’ve known the term coprolite for ages, but until I saw the “lithen” in German, I never put together that that part of the word was “stone” or “rock.” (from Greek?) So it’s the same root there as lithograph.

    In a nerdly way, this is exciting. :)

    Copro must be poop or something?

  4. #4 wrpd
    April 21, 2010

    What I want to know is who potty-trained the ancient crocodiles?

  5. #5 Alan Smithee
    April 21, 2010

    BardiacCopro must be poop or something?

    Yes it does.

    Other copro words:
    coprophage (phage = eater)
    coprophile (phile = lover)
    coprocephalon (tea party activist)

  6. #6 biosparite
    April 21, 2010

    If you prefer spineless poop, the Eocene Stone City Beds exposed along the banks of the Brazos River near College Station, Texas are loaded with pellets from clams & snails.

  7. #7 "GrrlScientist"
    April 22, 2010

    tabor: i’d love to show more corals, but i don’t think i have any more at the moment. need to go back … but for every photo you see here, i’ve snapped at least 10 more than were ruined by the glass on the exhibits. maybe the senckenberg will invite me in to photograph the collections so i can show them to you? i know i’d LOVE to do that!

    adam smithee: “coprocephalon (tea party activist)” … heheh!

  8. #8 Bardiac
    April 22, 2010

    Adam, See, the internet really IS educational! coprocephalon made me laugh, too.

The site is undergoing maintenance presently. Commenting has been disabled. Please check back later!