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Pyrotherium romeroi e.jpg
The Pyrotheriidae Pyrotherium romeroi with Rhynchippus equinus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Subclass: Theria
Infraclass: Eutheria
Order: Pyrotheria
Family: Pyrotheriidae
Ameghino, 1889

Pyrotheriidae is the only family in the order Pyrotheria, provided one does not include the Paleocene genus, Carodnia. These extinct, mastodon-like ungulates include the genera Baguatherium, Carolozittelia, Colombitherium, Gryphodon, Propyrotherium, Proticia, and Pyrotherium.[1]


  1. ^ Salas, R., Sánchez, J., and Chacaltana, C. (2006). "A new pre-Deseadan pyrothere (Mammalia) from northern Peru and the wear facets of molariform teeth of Pyrotheria". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 26 (3): 760–769. doi:10.1671/0272-4634(2006)26[760:ANPPMF]2.0.CO;2.