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meaning: "Fire beast"
Named By: Florentino Ameghino in 1888
Time Period: Oligocene (Deseadan)~28.4-23 Ma
Location: South America
Size: Around 3 meters long, 1.5 meters tall at the shoulder
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Several specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Pyrotheria | Pyrotheriidae |

Pyrotherium ('fire beast') is an extinct genus of South American ungulate, of the order Pyrotheria, that lived in what is now Argentina and Bolivia, during the Early Oligocene. It was named Pyrotherium, meaning "Fire Beast", because the first specimens were excavated from an ancient volcanic ash deposit.

Read more about Pyrotherium at Wikipedia
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