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meaning: "Sour beast"
Named By: Wagner in 1837
Time Period: Late Miocene-Gelasian
Location: Across Africa, Eurasia and North America
Size: Approximately 2.7 meters long and up to around 650 kilograms
Diet: Probably an Omnivore
Fossil(s): Multiple individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivora | Arctoidea | Ursidae | Ursinae |
Also known as: | Agriotherium coffeyi | Hyaenarctos |

Agriotherium is an extinct genus of bears whose fossils are found Miocene through Pleistocene-aged strata of North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, living from ~13.6-2.5 Ma, existing for approximately 11.1 million years. Materials of the late surviving A. africanum from Africa has suggested that A. africanum died out soon during the early Gelasian.

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