Glyptodon - some facts

   The glyptodon is an extinct mammal, fossil remains of which are found most frequently in South America, and less frequently in the United States. Living in the Tertiary period, it resembled the tortoise in structure, having an armored back and tail. Lenght, 12-14 ft.
   The glyptodon belonged to the Edentata, and resembled a gigantic armadillo. Representatives of the group are found in the Miocene, but they attained their chief development in the Pleistocene.