Fishermen discover the giant shell of an extinct glyptodon which lived 10,000 years ago in Argentina

Mail Online | 10/2/2019 | Jack Elsom For Mailonline
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When a group of Argentinian fishermen settled on the banks of the Alegre creek on Monday, the last creature they expected to be among their haul was a 10,000-year-old glyptodon.

But wedged into the sands of Barrio La Flecha in Ezeiza, Greater Buenos Aires, was hidden a shell of the extinct armadillo-like animal which roamed South America during the pre-Ice Age.

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Imanol Ojeda stumbled upon the curious hard object and, after scraping off the dirt with his knife, discovered it was a shell.

Oscar Vique, from the Marcos Paz Paleontologican Reserve, said that the tough shell remained 98 per cent intact and hailed it a 'very well-preserved specimen'.

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And one of the fishermen, Rodolfo Cuenca, said that the historical find made him proud to be from Ezeiza.

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