This is a museum quality reproduction of several of the armor plates called scutes from the Glyptodon from the Pleistocene Period (1.5 million years), of Bolivia. Glyptodon was one of the biggest ancient armadillos (belonging to the family Glyptodontidae). Fossils of this car-sized mammal have been found in North and South America. Glyptodon (meaning "carved tooth") was named by paleontologist R. Owen in 1839. The specimen measures 190mm x 110mm.

Anatomy: This well-armored animal had heavy, dome-shaped body armor, helmet-like head armor, and rings of bony armor on its short tail. This mammal had four short, thick legs; the front feet each had five clawed toes and the rear feet were more hoof-like. It had a short snout and powerful jaws, with no teeth in the front of the mouth, but had grinding teeth farther back in the jaws. It was about 3m (10’) long and 1.5m (5’) tall.

Price: 35.00

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Glyptodon Scutes. NP Collectables
RF372 Glyptodon Scutes
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