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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata

Therapsida is an animal taxon within Synapsida. Traditionally, synapsids have been referred to as reptiles. However, the taxon also includes Mammalia, seeing as we're derived from non-mammalian therapsids called cynodonts. Consequently, mammals are also part of Therapsida.

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