Baguatherium

Name: Baguatherium ‭(‬Bagua beast‭)‬.
Phonetic: Bah-gu-ah-fee-ree-um.
Named By: Rodolfo Salas,‭ ‬José Sánchez,‭ ‬César Chacaltana‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Pyrotheria,‭ ‬Pyrotheriidae.
Species: B.‭ ‬jaureguii.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: About‭ ‬3‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Peru.
Time period: Late Oligocene.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial remains.

       Baguatherium was has been classed as a member of the Pyrotheriidae,‭ ‬meaning that the genus was related to mammals like Pyrotherium.‭ ‬Baguatherium‭ ‬would have been a heavy set quadrupedal herbivore that would feed upon low growing vegetation.‭ ‬The incisors in the mouth were enlarged and projected forwards out of the mouth,‭ ‬probably as an adaptation for a specific method‭ ‬of feeding.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A New Pre-Deseadan Pyrothere‭ (‬Mammalia‭) ‬From Northern Peru And The Wear Facets Of molariform Teeth Of Pyrotheria‭ ‬-‭ ‬Rodolfo Salas,‭ ‬José Sánchez,‭ ‬César Chacaltana‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.



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