Holmesina floridanus

 

Holmesina floridanus

Locality: Florida
Formation: Alachua
Length: 1 m (3 feet)
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Holmesina floridanus

Holmesina was a large pampathere, an extinct armadillo-like creature that was distantly related to modern armadillos. Like armadillos, and unlike glyptodonts, the shell of Holmesina was made up of overlapping plates which provided increased flexibility. Holmesina has a substantial dentition, unlike armadillos, so they are suspected to have been herbivores that grazed on coarse vegetation whereas armadillos are mostly insectivorous or omnivorous.

Holmesina floridanus