Temporal range: Pleistocene
|Specimen fossil Glyptodon from National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC|
These herbivores (plant-eaters) would not have been vulnerable to the Sparassodont carnivores of the day. The native human population in their range is believed to have hunted them and used the shells for shelter in bad weather.
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