A possible phytosaurian (Archosauria, pseudosuchia) coprolite from the late triassic fleming fjord group of jameson land, central east Greenland

Jesper Milàn, Octávio Mateus, Malte Mau, Arka Rudra, Hamed Sanei, Lars B. Clemmensen

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Abstract

A large, well-preserved vertebrate coprolite was found in a lacustrine sediment in the Malmros Klint Formation of the Late Triassic Fleming Fjord Group in the Jameson Land Basin, central East Greenland. The size and internal and external morphology of the coprolite is consistent with that of crocodilian coprolites and one end of the coprolite exhibits evidence of post-egestion trampling. As the associated vertebrate fauna of the Fleming Fjord Group contains abundant remains of pseudosuchian phytosaurs, the coprolite is interpreted as being from a large phytosaur.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-80
Number of pages10
JournalBulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark
Volume69
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Coprolite
  • East Greenland
  • Late Triassic
  • Phytosaur

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