Megafauna, Glyptodon

This armored creature has a bony, turtle-like shell from which protrude short limbs, a blunt head, and a short spiky tail.

Gylptodon CR 6

XP 2,400
N Large animal
Init +0; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +16


AC 21, touch 9, flat-footed 21 (+12 natural, –1 size)
hp 67 (9d8+27)
Fort +11, Ref +6, Will +4


Speed 20 ft.
Melee 2 claws +12 (1d10+7)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.


Str 25, Dex 10, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 6
Base Atk +6; CMB +14; CMD 24 (28 vs. trip)
Feats Endurance, Great Fortitude, Improved Bull Rush, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Perception +16

Glyptodon Companions

Starting Statistics: Size Medium; Speed 20 ft.; AC +5 natural armor, Attack 2 claws (1d8); Ability Scores Str 13, Dex 12, Con 13, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 6; Special Qualities low-light vision, scent.

7th-Level Advancement: Size Large; AC +2 natural armor; Attack 2 claws (1d10); Ability Scores Str +8, Dex –2, Con +4.


Environment temperate plains
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure none

The glyptodon is often hunted for the value of its outer armor, made up of bony plates in turn composed of many smaller, knobby “scales.” The creature is quite capable of defending itself with swipes from its deadly claws, as its ill-tempered nature often urges it to do.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2, © 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Wolfgang Baur, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Graeme Davis, Crystal Frasier, Joshua J. Frost, Tim Hitchcock, Brandon Hodge, James Jacobs, Steve Kenson, Hal MacLean, Martin Mason, Rob McCreary, Erik Mona, Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Owen K.C. Stephens, James L. Sutter, Russ Taylor, and Greg A. Vaughan, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.

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