|“||Doedicurus are not only well armored, they are huge. These are ancient relatives of the armadillo, yet they weigh almost three hundred times as much!||„|
|— Allen, about Doedicurus|
Doedicurus (name meaning "Pestle Tail") is a genus of prehistoric glyptodont animal that originated during the Pleistocene and was also the largest armoured Glyptodont mammal of all time. In the episode "Saving the Sabre-Tooth", a small group of Doedicurus was brought back to the park from South America about 1 million years ago.
Era & DiscoveryEdit
Doedicurus lived in South America during the Late Pleistocene period over 1 million years ago. Doedicurus was first discovered by Richard Owen in 1847.
Doedicurus was a spiky–tailed relative of armadillos–the size of a car. These creatures were not only well–armored, they were also huge. Doedicurus are ancient relatives of the armadillo, except they weighed almost 300 times as much. Their spiked tail clubs alone weighed 40 kilos – as much as a cannonball.
Behavior & TraitsEdit
Doedicurus was a solitary animal most of the time. However, males would fight over a mate. Although their spiked-tails were fearsome defensive weapons, Doedicurus males mostly used their tails on each other to batter rivals into submission during hormone–fuelled jousts for a mate. Additionally, the females cared for their young.
- The sound effects of Doedicurus are that of wild pigs, walrus, as well as normal armadillos.