Giant Glyptodont Claw Replcia

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The extinct Glyptodont, which was a giant armadillo-type animal. It was covered in these thick, hard, scutes to protect it from predators. These once roamed Florida during the late Pliocene and Pleistocene periods (approx. 11,000 to 5,000,000 years ago).

Description

Giant Glyptodont Claw Replcia measures 2.8 inches. Giant Glyptodont Claw Replcia is museum quality polyurethane resin cast, made in USA. Our precise claw replica can be used as a teaching tool, museum claw exhibit, home décor claw, office décor claw.

Many armadillo species have digging capabilities, with large claws adapted for scraping dirt in order to make burrows or forage for food underground.

Many armadillo species have digging capabilities, with large claws adapted for scraping dirt in order to make burrows or forage for food underground. Much of armadillo diets consist of insects and other invertebrates that live underground, in contrast to the herbivorous diets of Glyptodon and related genera.

Being a large armadillo, Glyptodon’s fossorial capabilities have been researched on several occasions. Owen (1841) opposed this idea, though pushback came from Nodot (1856) and Sénéchal (1865) who believed digging was possible for the genus.

However, the evolution of a rigid carapace as opposed to a flexible one in extant armadillos as well as a weakly developed deltoid crest on the humerus (upper arm bone) provided evidence against fossorial hypotheses. The elbow had a great range of movement, as with digging cingulates, but this is more likely to be due to size adaptations.

Glyptodon had graviportal (weight-bearing), short limbs that are very similar to those in other glyptodontines, being indistinguishable from those of some other taxa. The digits of Glyptotherium are very stout and adapted for weight-bearing, though some preserve large claw sheaths that had an intermediate morphology between claws and hooves.

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Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 2.8 in