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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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Such perturbations, related to anthropogenic climatic change, are currently challenging the fauna of the world today, emphasizing the importance of the fossil record for our understanding of how past events affected the history of faunal diversification and extinction, and hence how future climactic changes may continue to influence life on earth," the authors wrote in the paper.
Summary--Three squamate reptile taxa are added to early Hemingfordian Quarry A Local Fauna of Logan County, Colorado: the legless lizard Ophisaurus sp.
473, in Reynolds and Lindsay 1999), and is elsewhere known only from Blancan and younger faunas (Repenning 1967; McKenna and Bell 1997).
INTRODUCTION Faunal lists for the Medicine Pole Hills (MPH) Local Fauna have been reported (1,2), however, the only element of the fauna that has been studied in detail is the artiodactyl, Leptomeryx (3).
It seems likely that larger samples of microvertebrates from Cold Spring levels in Texas will reveal faunal differences from the Burkeville levels, similar to differences in the large mammals used in developing the sequence of Local Faunas (Wilson 1956), but it is also possible that some of the common small mammals may have been stratigraphically long ranging in the Gulf coast of the Miocene.
For many types of Australian habitats, the effect of bushfires on vertebrate fauna is fairly well understood.
Biharian faunas differ from the preceding Villanyian ones by the occurrence of Microtus.
18 Amazonian aquatic invertebrate faunas (Mollusca, Ostracoda) and their development over the past 30 million years (Frank P.
Can the Lilliput Effect be detected in the brachiopod faunas of South China following the terminal Ordovician mass extinction?
According to Tarailo and Fastovsky, if it took 30 million years for the terrestrial fauna to recover, then the older formation should have lower diversity than the younger one, because it would still be compromised by the conditions that caused the extinction.