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meaning: "Battering ram beast"
Named By: Henry Fairfield Osborn in 1929
Time Period: Late Eocene
Location: Mongolia
Size: 2.5 meters high at the shoulder
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Many specimens but incomplete individuals comprising of skulls, jaws and some partial post cranial remains
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Perissodactyla | Brontotheriidae |
Also known as: | Embolotherium efremovi | Embolotherium ergilensi | Embolotherium louksi | Embolotherium ultimum | Titanodectes |

Embolotherium (Greek embole, embole + therion, therion "battering ram beast", or "wedge beast") is an extinct genus of brontothere that lived in Mongolia during the late Eocene period. It is most easily recognized by a large bony protuberance emanating from the anterior (front) end of the skull. This process resembles a battering ram, thus providing the reason for the name Embolotherium. The animal is known from about 12 skulls, several jaws, and a variety of other skeletal elements from the Ulan Gochu formation of Inner Mongolia and the Irgilin Dzo of Outer Mongolia.

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