Glyptodontidae is an extinct family of large, armored mammals related to modern armadillos. The main feature of glyptodonts was their body armor. Made of bone segments called osteoderms, this shell served as protection against predation. Some glyptodonts even possessed a club-like tail it could use to deter predators. All glyptodonts went extinct at the end of the last ice age around 13,000 years ago.
ITEMS in the Family: Glyptodontidae