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Amazing! Argentine Farmer found the world’s largest egg in history

A passer-by on Christmas Day found a meter-long shell on a riverbank in Argentina which may be from a glyptodont, a prehistoric kind of giant armadillo.

For many of us, a stroll over the Christmas holidays is relatively uneventful but for one man in Argentina, his jaunt was much more exciting.

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Farmer Juan de Dios Sota was taking his cows to graze when he spotted the unusual protrusion and didn’t recognize it to be the carcass of a horse or cow, which is common in the region.

While out on a Christmas Day stroll along a stream to the south of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Juan de Dios Sota spotted something peculiar sticking out of a riverbank. The object was greenish and pebbly, and at first, he thought he had discovered an enormous dinosaur egg. He was wrong.

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With a little more excavation, the unusual find turned out to be something much more recent: a nearly complete, meter-long shell of a beast that trundled around South America over 10,000 years ago!

“My husband went out to the car and when he came back he said, ‘Hey, I just found an egg that looks like it came from a dinosaur,”  his wife Reina Coronel said.

Various experts who saw television pictures of the object said it was likely to be a glyptodont shell.

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“There is no doubt that it looks like a glyptodont,” said paleontologist Alejandro Kramarz of the Bernadino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum.

Local media said that the farmer stumbled across the ‘four glyptodonts’.

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Glyptodonts are the ancestors of modern armadillos. They had big round armored shells and weighed up to a ton.

They lived in South America for tens of millions of years.

So shocking!

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