Definition of Therapsid

1. Noun. Probably warm-blooded; considered direct ancestor of mammals.

Exact synonyms: Protomammal
Generic synonyms: Synapsid, Synapsid Reptile
Group relationships: Order Therapsida, Therapsida
Specialized synonyms: Chronoperates Paradoxus, Cynodont, Dicynodont



Definition of Therapsid

1. Noun. (biology) Any extinct reptile of the order ''Therapsida''; thought to be direct ancestors of the mammals ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Therapsid

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Literary usage of Therapsid

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1. The Origin and Evolution of the Human Dentition by William King Gregory (1922)
"Doubtless objections to this theory will continue to be made by those who are either not familiar at first hand with the anatomy of the therapsid reptiles, ..."

2. The American Year Book: A Record of Events and Progress by Francis Graham Wickware, (, Albert Bushnell Hart, (, Simon Newton Dexter North (1916)
"Soc., ccvi B ) discusses the anatomical evidence for the derivation of this class from the therapsid group of reptiles. DMS Watson, of University College, ..."

3. Arboreal Man by Frederic Wood Jones (1916)
"At the time of mammalian divergence from the therapsid ancestor, we may assume the limb to be of this primitive Reptilian type, with the added tendency to a ..."

4. America's Day: Studies in Light and Shade by William George Fitz-Gerald (1918)
"It is quite possible, he will declare in the Sunday paper, that the primate stock came of therapsid reptilians which had become bipedal, ..."

5. Contributions by Walker Museum of Paleontology, University of Chicago (1918)
"... these genera is morphologically identical with that of Dimetrodon—that is, the lower one—thus seeming to establish the identity of the therapsid arch. ..."

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