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.

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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