Join us to discover the fossils of the animals that lived in South America 10,000 years ago. Giant sloths, saber-toothed tigers, glyptodonts and many other prehistoric mammals.
These animals were the relatives of the armadillos, although not their predecessors. They were very large with bone carapaces made up of many bony scutes. Some species had powerful tails with spikes or clubs at the ends that could have been used as defense mechanisms.
These are the mammals that stand and walk on the tip of their toes. 10,000 years ago in the Americas it was common to find huge mastodons, relatives of the elephants that live nowadays in Africa. There were also horses like Hippidion – but they became extinct way before the Spaniards brought the living horses from Europe – and other ungulates like Toxodon, one of the strangest animals from the megafauna that lacks modern relatives.