Glyptodon


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Glyp´to`don


n.1.(Paleon.) An extinct South American quaternary mammal, allied to the armadillos. It was as large as an ox, was covered with tessellated scales, and had fluted teeth.
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The spread of hominims - early humans and related species such as Neanderthals - from Africa thousands of years ago coincided with the extinction of megafauna such as the mammoth, the sabre-toothed tiger and the glyptodon, an armadillo-like creature the size of a car, according to the study.
Animals like wooly mammoths, which were bigger than modern-day elephants, ground sloths, saber-toothed tigers, and Glyptodon, nearly as big as a car, thrived for centuries.
The study of North American glyptodonts started in the late 19th Century with a similar tendency, and Glyptodon Cope 1889, Glyptotherium Osborn 1903, Brachyostracon Brown 1912, Boreostracon Simpson 1929, and Xenoglyptodon Meade 1953 were recognized.
Peut-on imaginer, en effet, meilleure oreille que celle du glyptodon de Leonard Nodot (15) ou decharger sa bile contre celui qui incarne, plus encore que la negation de l'isard (dn 141), la tare dans l'evolution des hominides, l'erreur dans les plans de "l'ideal Terrien" (dn 144)?
C'etait une megafaune de mammiferes, dont nous pouvons detacher quelques types representatifs comme les mastodontes (Stegosaure mastodonte) et Haplomastodonte), lointains parents des elephants actuels, un type d'hippopotame (Toxodonte), des animaux ressemblant aux tatous (Glyptodon et Pampatere, de 1.50 m de haut et 4 m de long), les tigres aux dents de sabre (Smilodon), les paresseux terricoles geants (Glossotere et Megatherium, de 2 m de haut), une espece ressemblant au cheval et au tapir (Macrauchenia), des chevaux de petite taille (Equus et Hippidion), un camelide (Paleolama) et un cervide (Morenelafo).
In South America, after colonizing this continent in the middle Pleistocene up until ~10,000 years ago, jaguars coexisted with the local large herbivorous community composed of giant ground sloth Megatherium, forest elephants Cuvieronius, mastodonts Stegomastodon, camel-like Macrauchenia, huge armadillos Glyptodon, wild horses Hippidion, and Toxodons, animals similar to hippopotamus or rhinos (Lessa and Farina, 1996; Turner and Anton, 1997; Alroy, 2001; Cione et al., 2003; Soibelzon et al., 2008).
Por su parte, los osteodermos estan presentes tanto en especies de la Familia Mylodontidae como en algunos ejemplares de Glyptodon (Rinderknecht, 2000).
These herbaceous plants were an important source of food for large herbivores, such as Toxodon, Glyptodon, and Haplomastodon the majority of which were grazers that inhabited open areas (Ranzi, 2000).
Glyptodon: The Volkswagen Beetle-sized "colossal" armadillo, with its spiky, club-like tail, once rumbled across the South American countryside.
Also included was the giant ground sloth and the car-sized Ice Age mammal Glyptodon.
De este nivel verdoso se han exhumado una cantidad importante de mamiferos: Hippidion sp., Glyptodon clavipes, Megatherium americanum, Glossotherium robustum, Ozotoceros, Arctotherium sp., Smilodon sp., Toxodon sp., Doedicurus clavicaudatus y Equus (Amerhippus) neogaeus.
1863 "Observaciones sobre las diferentes especies de Glyptodon en el Museo publico de Buenos Aires".