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- n. Plural form of therian.
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In their Classification of Mammal: Above the Species Level, McKenna & Bell (1997) classified Chronoperates as a basal holotherian (Holotheria = kuehneotheriids, spalacotherioids, dryolestoids, therians etc.).
The fossils concerned were finally published late in 2006 and concern a basal form close to multituberculates and the base of Trechnotheria (the mammal clade that includes dryolestoids and therians): free pdf available here.
One other note: Havoc distinguishes between furries and therians, and says that the former make fun of the latter.
"lifestyler" furs, therians, and other extensions of the community, simply because I don't know enough to speak intelligently about their needs.