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  • n. Plural form of glyptodon.


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

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • And once the ice starts a-crackin’, Manny, Diego, Sid, and the rest of the glyptodons and baluchitherium have a scant three days to traverse the length of the valley to where a “boat” allegedly awaits them.

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  • Charles Lyell 's Principles of Geology, which explained geological features as the outcome of gradual processes over huge periods of time, and wrote home that he was seeing landforms "as though he had the eyes of Lyell": he saw stepped plains of shingle and seashells in mussel-beds stranded above high tide showing that the land had been raised; and even high in the atolls form on sinking volcanic mountains, an idea he confirmed when the South America he discovered fossils of gigantic extinct mammals including glyptodons in strata which showed no signs of catastrophe or change in climate.

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