from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any extinct South American edentate of the family Glyptodontidae
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a family (Glyptodontidæ) of extinct South American edentates, of which Glyptodon is the type. About twenty species are known.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having fluted teeth; specifically, of or pertaining to the Glyptodontidæ.
- n. A glyptodon. Also glyptodontine.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
At the nearby site of La Conchita were found skeletal remains of the extinct mastadon, the glyptodont, a giant sloth, and the horse, dating back some 12,000-14,000 years.
I will try to find the glyptodont-references you mentioned.
There is, however, strength data on glyptodont shells.
Tail blow energy and carapace fractures in a large glyptodont (Mammalia, Xenarthra).
ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG Mr. Stortroen, who made the glyptodont find, went on his first expedition with Earthwatch Institute, a Maynard, Mass., nonprofit, six weeks after retiring in 1996.
On a hunt for fossils in Mexico, Warren Stortroen, a former insurance-claims manager, led a paleontologist and fellow diggers to the remains of a giant glyptodont, a three-million-year-old ancestor of the armadillo that's the size of a Volkswagen Beetle.
The answer: “Sure, right over here, right behind the glyptodont…” He was also there for his daughter-in-law, my wife Pam, doing things like cheerfully driving down to Los Lunas to pick up signs for her school board campaign.
This makes me wonder what a purring glyptodont or pareiasaurid would sound like, but somehow I have the feeling that the authors just skimmed through a book on paleontology (or took a walk through a museum) and picked out a few strange-sounding names.
The largest glyptodont species, such as Doedicurus clavicaudatus, had elliptical depressions on their tails that many researchers think bore spikes-the most menacing of which, Blanco's team found, would have sprouted close to the center of percussion.
A reconstructed model of the giant glyptodont known as Doedicurus clavicaudatus.