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Temporal range: Late Miocene to Late Pleistocene
Macrauchenia (reconstruction).jpg
Artistic drawing of Macrauchenia
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Litopterna
Family: Macraucheniidae
Genus: Macrauchenia
Binomial name
Macrauchenia patagonica
Owen, 1838

Macrauchenia was an early hoofed mammal with a long neck; it may have had a long trunk. This quadruped lived during the Pleistocene. Fossils of Macrauchenia have been found in Argentina, South America. Macrauchenia was an herbivore that had high-crowned cheek teeth.