Accessory protection structures in Glyptodon Owen (Xenarthra, Cingulata, Glyptodontidae)

@article{Zurita2010AccessoryPS,
  title={Accessory protection structures in Glyptodon Owen (Xenarthra, Cingulata, Glyptodontidae)},
  author={A. E. Zurita and L. Soibelzon and E. Soibelzon and G. Gasparini and Marcos Cenizo and H{\'e}ctor Arzani},
  journal={Annales De Paleontologie},
  year={2010},
  volume={96},
  pages={1-11}
}
Abstract The Glyptodontidae (Mammalia, Xenarthra) are one of the most common paleofaunistic elements in the South American megafauna. In this context, of the six genera most frequently recorded in the South American Pleistocene (Glyptodon, Neosclerocalyptus, Hoplophorus, Neuryurus, Panochthus and Doedicurus), at least four (Hoplophorus, Neuryurus, Panochthus and Doedicurus) present structures in their caudal armor that could have had defensive/offensive functions, in addition to a solid dorsal… Expand

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