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 South America
 25 thousand years ago

Mean atmospheric O2
 Same as modern level

Mean atmospheric CO2
 Pre-industrial level

Mean temperature
 5C below modern level

Cenozoic Earth - A Doedicurus compared to modern armadillos; paleontology; herbivores; mammals; New World Pleistocene megafauna;  scale reference - Natural History Illustration Geologic Time Scale

 Era: Cenozoic
  Period: Quaternary
   Epoch: Pleistocene
    Age: Tarantian*


Doedicurus and armadillo compared

An glyptodont of the genus Doedicurus from 25,000 years ago is compared to  modern armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus). Doedicurus is five feet tall weighs about 2,200 pounds*, while the armadillos (in this case nine-banded armadillos) are about 20 inches long and each weighing about ten pounds.

* Values are estimates only based upon available paleontological data.

*AKA Tyrrhenian Stage, Eemian, Sangamonian


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