Article of the Day: The Glyptodon

Article of the Day:
The Glyptodon

An ancient relative of the armadillo, the Glyptodon was a large, armored, herbivorous mammal that that lived during the Pleistocene epoch and became extinct just 10,000 years ago. Covered by a protective shell composed of more than 1,000 one-inch-thick bony plates, the Glyptodon also possessed a bony cap on its skull and a ring of bones on its tail for protection. Slow moving, it was approximately the same size and weight as what kind of car? More…:

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