||Anaxial's Annex. Glyptodons are large, peaceful, herbivores standing five feet at the shoulder. The upper torso is covered by a massive bony shield impervious to almost any attack. Smaller bony plates cover the forehead and tail, and a coarse shaggy brown hair covers the thick skin of the legs and underbelly - the latter too low slung to the ground to be accessible to attackers unable to flip its two-ton body over.
Glyptodons can eat almost any vegetation, having jaws powerful enough to shred even the toughest plant stems and claws capable of digging up deep roots and tubers. They can be found anywhere in southern Pamaltela, even visiting the swamps from time to time, but are most common in Kothar and Zamokil. They are nocturnal and solitary except when a mother is nursing its single calf.
Combat Tactics: When threatened, a glyptodon simply withdraws its head and legs like a turtle, and lashes about with its tail, which is tipped with sharp bony spikes capable of deterring even a Vangono's Horror.