Therians

therian

[theer-ee-uhn]
adjective
1.
(in some classification systems) belonging or pertaining to the group Theria, comprising the marsupial and placental mammals and their extinct ancestors.
noun
2.
a therian animal.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Theri(a) name of the group (< Greek thēría, plural of thēríon wild beast) + -an

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