Glyptodon tail club

Extremely rare Glyptodon tail club. The Glyptodon Doedicurus clavicaudatus is one of the most well-known representatives of a group of extinct relatives of the armadillo that lived during the Pliocene and Pleistocene. The Doedicurus could weigh up to 2000 kilograms and grow up to 1.5 to 2 metres tall. They were characterised by their extremely tough armour of horn plates covering the top of their head, their back and their tail. Their armour made them look like a Volkswagen beetle while the tail was shaped like a fighting club equipped with deadly spikes. It was obviously used as a defence mechanism. Good quality Glyptodon fossils are rare. Needless to say this club is extremely rare.
Doedicurus clavicaudatus
Pleistocene (2.0 - 0.7 mil y.)
980 mm - 39" (height on stand)
Museum quality

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