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Glyptodon

Glyptodon

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Restoration of Glyptodon

Characteristics
Era Cenozoic
Period Pleistocene
Living Period 1,6 million - 10.000 years ago
Region South America
Size Length: 3 m, Height: 1,3 - 1,5 m; Weight: 2 ton
First Appearance Chapter 27

Description

Glyptodon ("grooved or carved tooth") was a large, armored mammal of the family Glyptodontidae, a relative of armadillos that lived during the Pleistocene Epoch. It was roughly the same size and weight as a Volkswagen Beetle, though flatter in shape. With its rounded, bony shell and squat limbs, it superficially resembled turtles, and the much earlier dinosaurian ankylosaur, as an example of the convergent evolution of unrelated lineages into similar forms. Glyptodon is believed to have been an herbivore, grazing on grasses and other plants found near rivers and small bodies of water.

Shirou's History Fact

A giant armadillo that lived on grassy plains. A slow moving omnivore, but it had the ability to protect itself by hiding its head and tail inside its 2 cm thick shell.

Chronology

Brain Loss arc

A group of Glyptodon were seen walking in the background.


Prominent Animals
ChimeraChimera IIErnestMr. Lucky
Extinct Animals
AmmonoideaAncient TicksAnomalochelysArctodus SimusArgentavisAlectroenas NitidissimaAmbulocetusAndrewsarchus Mongoliensis ArsinoitheriumBasilosaurusBos PrimigeniusCanis DirusChalicotheriumCheirolepisCrassigyrinusCyclotosaurusDiatrymaEntelodonEumegamysEusmilusEusthenopteronGerrothoraxGigantopithecusGlyptodonHarpagornis MooreiHoloptychiusHyaenodonHypsognathusHyracotheriumIchthyornisIctitheriumIschyromysKannemeyeriaLystrosaurusMacraucheniaMammuthus ImperatorMegaladapis EdwardsiMeganeura MonyiMegatherium AmericanumMeiolaniaMesohippusMoeritheriumNecrolemurNemegtbaatar GobiensisNotharctus ParaceratheriumPristichampusPropleopusPtilodus RodhocetusSmilodonTitanis WalleriTriadobatrachusUnknown Extinct Animals

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