Named By: F. Ameghino - 1901.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Notoungulata, Pyrotheria, Pyrotheriidae.
Species: P. saxeum (type).
Known locations: Argentina - Geste Formation.
Time period: Eocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
Propyrotherium was a genus of pyrotheriid mammal that lived in South America during the Eocene. Propyrotherium was so named because of its similarity to and earlier occurrence to the genus Pyrotherium.
- Notices préliminaires sur des ongulés nouveaux des terrains crétacés de Patagonie [Preliminary notes on new ungulates from the Cretaceous terrains of Patagonia]. - Boletin de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Córdoba 16:349-429. - F. Ameghino - 1901.