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What We've Learned from Fossilized Farts

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Published on Jan 20, 2019

We tend to think of fossils as dinosaur bones or petrified wood, but what if we told you that there's a lot we can learn from fossilized waste?

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Sources:

Bird vomit:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science...
https://www.earthtouchnews.com/discov... News article about Wang et al 2016 (full disclosure, I wrote this article)
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/1...
https://www.nature.com/articles/s4159...




Poop:
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/f...
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/1...
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/p...
http://ichnology.ku.edu/invertebrate_...
https://theconversation.com/five-thin...
https://www.redalyc.org/pdf/575/57525...

Farts:
https://books.google.com/books?id=Swz...

Worm sperm:
https://royalsocietypublishing.org/do...
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2...

Ambergris:
https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/...
https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/bo...
http://www.lajamjournal.org/index.php...
https://www.britannica.com/science/am...

Dinosaur pee:
http://www.sbpbrasil.org/revista/edic...
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/sc...
https://svpow.com/2016/01/28/yes-folk...
https://twitter.com/DinoBryno/status/...




Image Contacts:
As Alyssa requested, some contact info for scientists you might be able to reach out to for images (many are simply the authors of the relevant studies).

Bird vomit:
I’ve corresponded in the past with the first and third authors of that study, so I know they should both be good contacts:
Min Wang: http://sourcedb.ivpp.cas.cn/yw/rckyw/...
(Dr. Wang provided the images used in the popular article on Earth Touch News)
Corwin Sullivan: https://www.ualberta.ca/science/about...

Fossil brooding balls:
http://www.dmns.org/science/museum-sc... Dr. Krell studies scarab beetles, and is an author of the publication with all these lovely photos: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/R...
https://www.colorado.edu/geologicalsc... Karen Chin is the “Coprolite Queen” – I bet she could provide photos or point you in the right direction
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/p... All of these authors also have email addresses listed. They are all in Argentina.

Amber farts:
George Poinar Jr. is the author of the book chapter I referenced above.
https://ib.oregonstate.edu/faculty/po...

Worm sperm:
First and senior authors of the study:
Benjamin Bomfleur https://www.uni-muenster.de/GeoPalaeo...
Stephen McLoughlin
http://www.nrm.se/en/forskningochsaml...

Fossil ambergris:
First author of the study: Angela Baldanza abaldanz@unipg.it
https://www.unipg.it/personale/angela...
Other author emails are all listed. All are in Italy roberto.bizzarri@libero.it; federico.famiani@unicam.it; pmonaco@unipg.it; pellerob@unipg.it; sassipa@unipg.it.
https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/...

Urolites:
The two famous urolite publications (the ones mentioned in the Nat Geo article) were first-authored by these two:
Katherine Mccarville:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/...
https://uiu.edu/academics/faculty/sch...
Marcelo Adorna Fernandes
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/...
http://www.ppgern.ufscar.br/docentes/...

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