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Fossil glyptodont skutes

Description: Glyptodonts were large, armadillo like mammals that lived between twenty and three million years ago. Originally they had armadillo-like armor, but evolved to have armor fused like a dome with a “helmet” for its head and even armor on its tail! This armor was made of skutes, or scales. Glyptodonts were grazing animals, with powerful teeth and jaws for grinding vegetation.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: Creative Commons (CC By-SA 3.0);
Subjects: Glyptodontidae
Mammals, Fossil
Animals, Fossil

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