Glyptotherium floridanum Simpson, 1929:581



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Boreostracon floridanus Simpson, 1929; Glyptotherium floridanus Simpson, 1929


Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Simpson, George Gaylord. (1929). Pleistocene mammalian fauna of the Seminole Field, Pinellas County, Florida. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 56: 561-599.


Other references:

Bravo-Cuevas, Victor Manuel and Jiménez-Hidalgo, Eduardo. (2018). Advances on the Paleobiology of Late Pleistocene mammals from central and southern Mexico, pp. 277-313. In: Huard, Gaeten and Gareau, Jeannine (eds.). The Pleistocene: Geography, Geology, and Fauna. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Faunmap working group. 1994 FAUNMAP: a database documenting late Quaternary distributions of mammal species in the United States. Illinois State Museum Scientific Papers 25(1-2), 1-690.

Gillette, D. D. and Whisler, P. M. (1986). Notes and comments on the late Pleistocene glyptodont, Glyptotherium floridanum from Florida. Fla. Sci. 49: 55-62.

Lucas, Spencer G. (2008). Pleistocene mammals from Yeroconte, Honduras, pp. 403-407. In: Lucas, Spencer G. et al. (eds.). Neogene Mammals. New Mexico: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 41.

Sagebiel, J. Chris. (2022). Xenarthrans from the Nueces River fauna, Upper Pleistocene of Nueces County, Texas. In: Morgan, Gary S. et al. Late Cenozoic Vertebrates from the American Southwest: A Tribute to Arthur H. Harris. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 88: 225-231.

Smith F.A., Lyons S.K., Ernest S.K.M., Jones K.E., Kaufman D.M., Dayan T., Marquet P.A., Brown J.H., Haskell J.P. 2003 Body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84(12), 3403-3403.

Valerio, Ana L. and Laurito, César A. (2011). El registro fósil de Glyptotherium floridanum (Xenarthra, Cingulata, Glyptodontidae) en el Cuaternario de Costa Rica, América Central. Rev. Geol. Amér. Central 45: 141-145.

Weems, Robert E. et al. (2021). A vertebrate ichnofauna from the Late Pleistocene (Sangamon Interglacial) Tabb Formation at Stratford Hall Plantation, Westmoreland County, Virginia USA. In: Lucas, S. G., Hunt, A. P. & Lichtig, A. J., 2021, Fossil Record 7. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 82: 505-512.


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