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  • noun Plural form of glyptodon.

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Examples

  • A 3-metre-tall kangaroo; the car-sized armadillos called glyptodons; giant lemurs and elephant birds from Madagascar.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • In another section of the book, marking a chapter on glyptodons, was a note torn from one of her diaries: February 28th, 2001.

    The Memory Palace

  • In another section of the book, marking a chapter on glyptodons, was a note torn from one of her diaries: February 28th, 2001.

    The Memory Palace

  • They had been the coverings of those gigantic glyptodons or armadilloes of the pleiocene period, of which the modern tortoise is but a miniature representative.

    Journey to the Interior of the Earth

  • For one thing, the grand fauna of the Pleistocene -- mammoths, saber-tooth tigers, ground sloths, glyptodons, what have you -- might well have survived to the present day.

    A different flesh

  • Statues of beasts stood with their backs to the four walls of the court, eyes turned to watch the canted dial: hulking barylambdas; arctothers, the monarchs of bears; glyptodons; smilodons with fangs like glaives.

    The Shadow of the Torturer

  • The glyptodons doubtless trusted for protection to their mailed coats.

    VIII. Primeval Man; and the Horse, the Lion, and the Elephant

  • These were the glyptodons, which were bulkier than oxen and were clad in defensive plate-armor more complete than that of an armadillo; in one species the long, armored tail terminated in a huge spiked knob, like that of some forms of mediæval mace.

    VIII. Primeval Man; and the Horse, the Lion, and the Elephant

  • They had been the coverings of those gigantic glyptodons or armadilloes of the pleiocene period, of which the modern tortoise is but a miniature representative.

    A Journey to the Interior of the Earth

  • Time was when colossal megatheroids, mastodons, and glyptodons browsed on the foliage of the Andes and the Amazon; but now the terrestrial mammals of this tropical region are few and diminutive.

    The Andes and the Amazon Across the Continent of South America

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