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Fossil Facts for Kids

Fossil Facts for Kids

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What Exactly Are Fossils?

Weirdly Wonderful Fossil Facts for Kids

  • Specimens of fossilized dung are called coprolites. Examining coprolites can give paleontologists great clues about the diets of the animals that left them.

  • Although we may think of huge, complete dinosaur skeletons when we think of fossils, most finds are of bits and pieces of animals.

  • Amber fossils are among the most well-preserved. In 2016, an amber fossil containing the tail of a 99-million-year-old dinosaur was found. It was the first time paleontologists were able to confirm their theories that certain dinosaurs had developed feathers.

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