A Therianthrope is a person who is, feels, or believes he/she is in part or whole (non-physically) one or more non-human animals on an integral, personal level.  A person experiencing Modern Therianthropy, which is based on either spiritual, psychological, and/or neurobiological experiences that lead a person to identify as a non-human animal. Therianthropes understand that they have physical human bodies.
There are many sub-types of Therians that may or may not be mutually exclusive:
- ↑ http://www.werelist.net/archive/index.php/t-23708.html
- ↑ Therianthropy, AHWW, December 14, 1994 https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!searchin/alt.horror.werewolves/therianthropy%7Csort:date/alt.horror.werewolves/-Bl7zmVezJs/lCpsZ-AAUToJ
Scribner, O. “Otherkin timeline: The recent history of elfin, fae, and animal people, v. 2.0.” The Art and Writing of O. Scribner. 8 September, 2012. http://orion.kitsunet.net/time.pdf [Therianthrope/Therian term page 30-32] [History of online Therian community start on page 28]