Monstrous fossils “were armadillos”

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Monstrous fossils "were armadillos", says DNA evidence

Image caption The beasts" huge tails are thought to have been used for intra-species fighting

An extinct group of giant, armoured animals with spiky, club-shaped tails belongs firmly within the family tree of modern armadillos, according to a study of 12,000-year-old DNA.

The glyptodonts roamed South America for millions of years until the last Ice Age, and some grew as big as cars.

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