Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'tunnels'.
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsGet Lost in Mega-Tunnels Dug by South American Megafauna By Andrew Jenner, March 28, 2017 https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/get-lost-in-mega-tunnels-dug-by-south-american-megafauna This Massive Tunnel in South America Was Dug by Ancient Mega-Sloths, BEC Crew, Science alerts, April 1, 2017 https://www.sciencealert.com/this-massive-tunnel-in-south-america-was-dug-by-ancient-mega-sloths Some online PDFs of papers are: Frank, H.T., Buchmann, F.S.C., Lima, L.G., Fornari, M., Caron, F. and Lopes, R.P., 2012. Cenozoic vertebra
Hi all, Came across this, and thought it might interest a few of you: http://interestingengineering.com/these-impressive-tunnels-were-dug-by-ancient-giant-sloths/ Those ground sloths are really my favorite, they're gigantic but still have a cute/gentle look. And they're architectural masters too. Max
edd posted a topic in Fossil Newshttp://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/extinct-megafauna-dug-these-incredible-tunnels-in-brazil/ The giant animals that roamed the Earth before Homo sapiens took hold of the planet have not just left bones for us to find, some have left long tunnels in South America. These “paleotocas”, or "paleoburrows", were rediscovered during the last decade by several researchers, like Heinrich Frank and Amilcar Adamy. Since then, there has been an incredible output of scientific studies investigating, understanding, and explaining these incredible feats of animal engineering.