|Named By:||Henry Fairfield Osborn in 1929|
|Time Period:||Late Eocene|
|Size:||2.5 meters high at the shoulder|
|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.