[meteorite-list] OT: The T-Rex of Prehistoric Earthworms or Pseudofossil?

From: Paul <etchplain_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:01:01 -0500
Message-ID: <96b19859-ca2f-f7fa-b66a-109ee1f01ead_at_att.net>

I know that this is off-topic. However, it is not often that
a person finds a rock that is weirder than a meteorite.
Scientists cannot even agree whether it is a fossil or not.
The latest theory is that this rock is the fossil of the
T-Rex of earthworms. Go see the open access paper at:

Broughton, P.L. 2017: Enigmatic origin of massive
Late Cretaceous-to-Neogene coprolite-like deposits
in North America: a novel palaeobiological alternative to
inorganic morphogenesis. Lethaia, Vol. 50, 194?216.

A related paper is:

Yancey, T.E., Mustoe, G.E., Leopold, E.B. and Heizler,
M.T., 2013. Mudflow disturbance in latest Miocene
forests in Lewis County, Washington. Palaios,
Vol. 28(6), 343-358.

Meteorwrongs are common compared to the above
pseudofossils / fossil earthworm. :-)


Paul H.
Received on Mon 24 Apr 2017 07:01:01 PM PDT

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