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Fossilized Armadillo Scute Earrings with Sterling Silver Posts -Dasypus bellus

Fossilized Armadillo Scute Earrings with Sterling Silver Posts -Dasypus bellus

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Fossilized extinct armadillo earrings with Sterling Silver Posts

These earrings are made from the fossilized scutes of an extinct armadillo Dasypus bellus. This armadillo is called the Beautiful Armadillo. It lived during the Pleistocene approximately 2.5 million - 11,000 years ago. It is related to the modern nine-banded armadillo but was about twice the size. The body of the Beautiful Armadillo was covered in thousands of scutes used for defense.

These scutes are hard to come by and these earrings are the ultimate conversation piece.

The earrings measure approximately 7/16" across. They will appear an even chocolate color in normal light.

The scutes have been cleaned and sealed with a fossil stabilizer before being made into jewelry.



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