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fau·na

(faw'nă),
The animal forms of a continent, district, locality, or habitat.
[Mod. L. application of Fauna, sister of Faunus, a rural deity]

fauna

/fau·na/ (faw´nah) the collective animal organisms of a given locality.

fauna

(fô′nə)
n. pl. fau·nas or fau·nae (-nē′)
1. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Animals, especially the animals of a particular region or period, considered as a group.
2. A catalog of the animals of a specific region or period.

fau′nal adj.
fau′nal·ly adv.

fau·na

(faw'nă)
The animal forms of a continent, district, locality, or habitat.
[Mod. L. application of Fauna, sister of Faunus, a rural deity]

fauna

the grouping of animals present in any one place or at any one time in geological history Together with the FLORA this constitutes the total of organisms living in a particular environment - ‘the flora and fauna’.
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The composition of the conodont fauna indicates that it represents the Sagittodontina robusta-Scabbardella altipes biofacies of Sweet & Bergstrom (1984), which is characteristic of this limestone interval in the Upper Ordovician of continental Europe.
Ancient Egyptians were the first natural historians, documenting the flora and fauna of their environment in sculptures and paintings, with such precision that an ornithologist can discern the exact species of a bird depicted.
Image with caption: "Andrew Westoll, author of "The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary" shows off his statuette after winning the 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, which was announced at Le Meridien King Edward Hotel in Toronto today.
Gillespie, who has lived in Qatar for 25 years, uses digital cameras to take photographs of fauna which sends to expert friends in the UAE, Oman and the UK to help with identification.
The items and comments she translates are often lurid, salacious and sensational, but Fauna said she and her four-person team of contributors do not intentionally seek out racy posts.
Fauna Communications researchers hypothesize that purring gives these cats an advantage.
11 of 2002 relating to organising and controlling international trade in flora and fauna that face extinction, the municipality will inspect shops where birds, fish and pets are sold.
9) incorporating modern and fossil taxa established a possible African origin for the Deccan fauna based on a close similarity between "Paludina" normalis (Deccan Plateau fossil) and Bellamya unicolor and Bellamya sp.
He was able to undertake some sampling of the flora and fauna at the park and make the most of the visitor centres, gathering all the information necessary to produce a resource booklet on his return to school.
She said, 'I've often used the natural world for inspiration in the past, a lot of flora and fauna, but never plankton.
Fraser, a paleontologist, outlines the climatic changes and the evolution of flora and fauna that occurred during the subsequent Triassic.