glyptodont


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glyptodont

(ˈɡlɪptəˌdɒnt)
n
(Palaeontology) any extinct late Cenozoic edentate mammal of the genus Glyptodon and related genera, of South America, which resembled giant armadillos
[C19: from Greek gluptos carved + -odont]
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He thought the extinct animal, later dubbed a glyptodont, must have looked like a supersized armadillo.
Late Pleistocene (Rancholabrean) glyptodont and pampathere (Xenarthra, Cingulata) from Sonora, Mexico.
6E-F) is the right dentary fragment of a glyptodont with very damaged teeth.
Glyptodont (giant armadillo) THESE shell-shockers were the size of a VWBeetle and looked very much like our modern day armadillos.
The complete fossil skeleton of a Glyptodont shows how this car-sized armadillo relative was covered with a thick, bony shell (or carapace) to protect itself from large predators.
Glyptodont (giant armadillo) THESE shell-shockers were the size of a VW Beetle and looked very much like our modern day armadillos.
The sweet spot of a biological hammer: the centre of percussion of glyptodont (Mammalia: Xenarthra) tail clubs.
They would include five species of deer or moose, two llamas, a camel, three horses, four ground-sloths ranging from 400 pounds to 3 tons, a 600-pound armadillo, a 2,000-pound turtle-like glyptodont, two ox-like species, a 5-ton mastodon, a 6-ton woolly mammoth, and a 9-ton Columbian mammoth.
At different points in the exhibition, visitors are encouraged to touch specimens--such as the reproduction of a giant glyptodont skeleton (a prehistoric armored mammal)--and observe other items, such as samples of petrified wood, using a simple hand lens, just as Darwin did in developing and testing his theories.
2007: Late Pleistocene (Rancholabrean) Glyptodont and Pampathere (Xenarthra, Cingulata) from Sonora, Mexico.