Glyptodonts: the tank armadillos

As my final post on this series on xenarthrans, I'm going to highlight a group of xenarthrans that no longer exists: the glyptodonts. Scientists estimate that glyptodonts lived approximately 23 million to 10,000 years ago, inhabiting the New World, like all xenarthrans. As is clear from the photos, glyptodonts looked much like the offspring of an …

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