Nievas: The discovery of more than 10,000 years old has mad scientists in Argentina

Mother Nature offers us really incredible things. Today, we continue to discover fossils and other evidence that our planet has been producing impressive wonders for billions of years.

So, when a farmer in Argentina found what looked like a dinosaur egg, it would not have been It was quite surprising if it really had been that. But the reality was completely shocking.

Jose Antonio Nievas did not think he would make history when he decided to go for a walk around the farm of his family in Argentina on Christmas Day 2015, but the destination had other ideas.

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The farm is not in a very remote location, only 40 kilometers north of Buenos Aires. But still, what Jose found did not seem to belong to the world as we know it today.

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Jose found what looked like a giant black egg near the riverbed. It was so big and unusual, that he immediately went home to tell his family.

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"My husband left with the car and when he returned he said, 'I have found an egg that looks like a dinosaur,' "says Jose's wife, Queen Colonel, in an interview. "We all laughed because we thought it was a joke."

At first it was not clear how big it was because it was completely covered in mud. When Jose started digging around, it began to reveal the true size.

It was about 1 meter in diameter, so it was too big to be a dinosaur egg … or anything else.

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It was actually a kind of shell, or armor of some animal that lived during the Ice Age.

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The shell belonged to a Glyptodon, genus of a large mammal of the armadillo family. More than 10,000 years ago, in South America lived these creatures that, according to the fossil documents, look like a Volkswagen Beetle and weighs the same more or less.

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Surprisingly, the shell that Jose found was in perfect condition, which is very strange after so many years. Like the fingerprints, there are no two identical Glyptodon shells, each one has a different pattern.

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The Glyptodones they were herbivores, so their armor helped protect them from predators. Fossils of other similar species have been found in other parts of South America, such as Uruguay and Brazil.

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Each Glyptodon has an armed tail, which paleontologists believe to be a sign that they fought among themselves. They were so strong, they could break the shells of their opponents.

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The shells of the Glyptodons are made of approximately 1,000 bony plates, These animals had huge shoulders, strong legs and joined vertebrae that helped him carry all that weight.

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<h4 style= Some people compare Glyptodons with turtles, but experts say that their resemblance is simply a coincidence. Even so, although both come from different ancestors, they have similar ways of adapting to their habitat.

While the Glyptodons can not hide the heads inside the shell like the turtles, they have a kind of "helmet" in the shape of a hat. bone.

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The shell that Jose found was damaged, and experts wonder if they were caused by fights with others Glyptodones.

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Despite its size, the shell is smaller than that of most Glyptodons. In this species it can grow up to 2 meters wide, so it must be young.

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Some people are skeptical with the legitimacy of the finding, but many experts have confirmed that its authenticity.

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The green part The shell that Jose found could provide a clue to the legitimacy of this.

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The hole in the shell still leaves stunned the scientists. There is another hole for the head and another for the tail. It does not seem that this is the result of any kind of fight, so it is possible that it is a damage that has happened recently.

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<h4 style= Unfortunately, as there is no Glyptodon alive today, this is all we can know. The glyptodones disappeared about 10,000 years ago, at the end of the Ice Age, so the shell that Jose found must have belonged to that time.
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Certainly, Jose's discovery seems like a science fiction story, but with fascinating consequences in the real world.

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This shows that, despite the number of years of history of the Earth , there are still many things waiting to be discovered.

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So the next time you explore nature, keep your eyes open You never know what you can find!

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It is impressive that a fascinating historical piece has been found by chance. We do not know what the next extraordinary scientific revelation will be!

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