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  • Reconstruction of the glyptodont <I>Parapropalaehoplophorus septentrionalis</I>, based on a partial skeleton from the early Miocene of northern Chile. See Croft et al.
    Artwork by Velizar Simeonovski.
    Reconstruction of the glyptodont Parapropalaehoplophorus septentrionalis, based on a partial skeleton from the early Miocene of northern Chile. See Croft et al.
  • The team's campsite near Salar de Surire. The site can only be reached by 4-wheel drive truck. Team members sleep in tents and cook over a gas stove.
    Photo by Darin Croft.
    The team's campsite near Salar de Surire. The site can only be reached by 4-wheel drive truck. Team members sleep in tents and cook over a gas stove.
  • Bill Simpson of the Field Museum brushes dirt away from the carapace (shell) of the new glyptodont specimen. It took five days to excavate the entire specimen and package it for transport back to the United States.
    Photo by Darin Croft.
    Bill Simpson of the Field Museum brushes dirt away from the carapace (shell) of the new glyptodont specimen. It took five days to excavate the entire specimen and package it for transport back to the United States.
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