Pyrotherium ('fire beast') is an extinct genus of South American ungulate, of the order Pyrotheria, that lived in what is now Argentina, during the Early Oligocene. It was named "Fire Beast" because the first specimens were excavated from an ancient volcanic ashfall.
The vaguely elephant-like Pyrotherium was 3 m (10 ft) long and 1.50 m (5 ft) tall at the shoulders. Its heavy body was carried by robust legs. Pyrotherium also had a short trunk on its snout, and two pairs of flat, forward facing tusks in the upper jaw, with a single pair in the lower jaw.
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Name: Pyrotherium sorondoi
Geologic Age: Oligocene (25 Million Years Old)
Stratigraphic detail: Deseado Formation
Location: Puerto Visser, Patagonia Argentina
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