The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
(in Russian, teriologiia), a branch of zoology that studies the structure, systematics, origin, way of life, and practical significance of mammals. The term “theriology” is used in the USSR; the term “mammalogy” is most often used abroad.
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