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Antonio Nievas has a small farm near Buenos Aires, Argentina. When he walked through his fields, he made an extraordinary discovery in the riverbed. He found a giant egg stuck in a hole. Nievas was fascinated by his discovery, he almost convinced it is a dinosaur egg. But he was shocked when the scientists turned out something completely different.
It is believed that this egg like thing is a fossil of glyptodont, a prehistoric armadillo-like animal that became extinct about 10,000 years ago.
Professor Adrian Lister of the National History Museum in London thinks it could be a fossil of glyptodont.
Ross MacPhee, curator of the Department of Mammology the American Museum of Natural History also believed to be authentic.
The glyptodont was almost spherical and had a hard protection like armor. The animal could not turn its head, but its hard skin on skull served as a helmet. Each species of glyptodont had a unique pattern and size. The creature, which was bigger than a modern car, died at the end of the last ice age. But it’s much smaller relative, the armadillo, survived.
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