†family Pyrotheriidae Ameghino 1889 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Pyrotheriidae

Synonyms: Carolozittelidae Ameghino 1901, Colombitheriidae Hoffstetter 1970

Parent taxon: Pyrotheria according to G. G. Simpson 1967

See also Ameghino 1897, Ameghino 1901, Carroll 1988, Gregory 1910, Lydekker 1894 and McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Carolozittelia, Griphodon, Pyrotheridae

Subtaxa: Baguatherium Colombitherium Promoeritherium Promoeritherium australe Propyrotherium Proticia Ricardowenia

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Ecology: scansorial herbivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Peru (2 collections)

• Eocene of Argentina (7), Colombia (1)

Total: 10 collections including 11 occurrences

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