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Old 20th March 2010, 07:28 PM
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Glyptodon is one of the largest members of the armadillo family ever. It lived during the same period as Macrauchenia and Smilodon. Discovered in South America, its shell is so large (the size of a Wolkswagen for the biggest) that ancient South American Indians used to use them as shelters!
However, its body, as well protected as it was, didn't have only advantages; as a matter of fact, its shell was as rigid as a turtoise shell, as it had no segments. So, its moves probably weren't very swift.
Not so many companies made a Glyptodon. There is Schleich and Invicta, but not so many others. Here are a few specimens:
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I don't know why the Schleich pic didn't work. stupid computers...
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There is also a STARLUX glyptodon
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Some companies made also a doedicurus, which was a relative of the glyptodon.

CHIALU - Italy - 1950's - Rare and expensive


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WOW!! Great replicas!
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Old 23rd March 2010, 05:15 PM
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Here is the Starlux Glyptodon

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Old 23rd March 2010, 10:42 PM
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Nice to see all these glyptodons together This animal must be amazing to see in real life
The one made by Starlux looks funny to me
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Old 24th March 2010, 12:00 AM
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Yes Ana, but it is one of the oldest models of this creature...
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Old 24th March 2010, 05:36 PM
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The company from Italy is spelled CHILAU.
Here are some photos from the dinosaur collector site:

From the collection of Caprio

From the collection of Joe Demarco

Closer view:


Hope this helps!
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Old 24th March 2010, 06:37 PM
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Can anyone post the Schleich Glyptodon here, now? My tries all have failed...
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Old 25th March 2010, 12:59 AM
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Like this...



Or this...

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