Glyptodont

Glyptotherium floridanum


Glyptodont floridanum

Glyptodont (Greek for “grooved or carved tooth”) was a member to the family of giant armadillo.

These Giant Prehistoric Mammals were close to the mass and magnitude of a Volkswagen beetle. It was a plant eater that ate grasses and plants around streams and tributaries. These extinct animals are related to armadillos, anteaters, extinct ground sloths, and tree sloths.

Glyptodont Fossil Scutes

Their shells are made up of over 1000 bone scutes, called osteoderms. Each species has its own individually distinctive scute marking. Its body was protected by this shell which included bony armor on its tail and skull. Many of these Pleistocene fossils can be collected in Florida and are more abundant in the central and southern part of the state.

Glyptodont Tail

These Animals of Prehistoric Florida were very short and squat. They may have even had a small trunk like a tapir. Pleistocene predators of this Florida Fossil could have been the Saber-Toothed Cat.


 Glyptotherium Fossils for Sale

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Glyptotherium floridanum scute Fossil for Sale

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Glyptotherium floridanum Scute Fossil for Sale 

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Glyptotherium floridanum Scute Fossil for Sale

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