How are feces eating organisms called?

herbivores
carnivores
coprophages
xylophages
Many small or­gan­isms (ie insects) are co­prophagous - they usually consume and redigest the feces of large animals. These feces contain sub­stan­tial amounts of semi-di­gest­ed food (her­bi­vores' di­ges­tive systems are es­pe­cial­ly in­ef­fi­cien­t). Two fe­ces-eat­ing insects are the dung-bee­tle and the fly.

Answers distribution

herbivores
carnivores
coprophages
xylophages
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flagSweden
10%
0%
80%
10%
10
flagCanada
10%
10%
70%
10%
10
flagthe United States
5%
6%
67%
19%
108
flagthe Netherlands
8%
20%
66%
4%
24
flagFrance
20%
6%
66%
6%
15
flagPoland
13%
8%
64%
13%
6148
flagIndia
2%
8%
64%
21%
37
flagUnknown
17%
6%
61%
15%
299
flagNorway
15%
0%
61%
23%
13
flagGermany
12%
8%
58%
20%
70
flagthe United Kingdom
19%
8%
50%
21%
143
flagthe United Arab Emirates
9%
9%
45%
36%
11

Gender

men63%
women64%
herbivores
16%
15%
carnivores
7%
6%
coprophages
63%
64%
xylophages
12%
13%

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