A remarkable fossil

Devil's corkscrews

On the vast North American plains once lived the prairie beaver, a land-dwelling species. It had an underground burrow which was connected to the surface by long, corkscrew tunnels. The spectacular fossils of those tunnels are called devil’s corkscrews.

Bild på fossil korskruvsformad grävgång. Daemonelix burrows, Agate Fossil Beds. Public domain

Prairie beaver burrow, USA.

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