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meaning: "From Cuvier"
Named By: Henry Fairfield Osborn in 1923
Time Period: Pliocene-Holocene (Blancan-Rancholabrean (NALMA) & Montehermosan-Lujanian (SALMA)~4.9-0.0134 Ma
Location: North and South America
Size: 2.7 meters tall at the shoulder
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Multiple specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Proboscidea | Gomphotheriidae |
Also known as: | Cordillerion | Cuvieronius hyodon | Cuvieronius tarijensis | Mastodon andium | Mastodon humboldtii | Mastodon bolivianus |

Cuvieronius is an extinct New World genus of gomphothere and is named after the French naturalist Georges Cuvier. Alive, species stood, on average, about 2.3 metres (7.5 ft) tall at the shoulder, weighed about 3.5 tonnes (3.4 long tons; 3.9 short tons) and would have superficially resembled modern elephants with spiral-shaped tusks.

Read more about Cuvieronius at Wikipedia
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