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There are many different
types of fossils.

Fossils can also be traces left by organisms such as burrows, coprolites (feces), tracks and trails, nests or footprints.

Below is a picture of the fossil of a footprint. This footprint is the trace of a dinosaur that walked across a mud flat long ago.

CLICK on the fossil to see a slide show of several other trace fossils.

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