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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]
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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.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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’.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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The present study has adopted an elaborate field-cum-laboratory study program including bed-by-bed sampling of different faunal groups, taxonomic study of a few selected faunas, Unitary Association methods, diversity analyses, palynology and particulate organic matter analysis as well as diverse paleo environmental proxy data, such as d13C of carbonates and organic matter, and d18O of conodont apatite.
To measure the influence of changing forest regimes, Dortch sought to determine the intensity of occupation at the four sites by documenting the number and nature of hearths, the nature of the faunal remains as well as the characteristics of stone artefacts in each level.
She notes that GUS shares traits found in most Western Settlement faunal assemblages, but not those of Eastern Settlement assemblages, by clearly describing the apparent subsistence differences between the Western and Eastern Norse Settlements in Greenland.
His simple conclusion, that the faunal assemblages of the Natufian and PPNA periods are significantly different, is central to all further discussion (pp.
The section on "Soil Faunal Relationships" is composed of nine chapters, four of which have not been previously published.
In this regard, during the period, the sources said, ZSP had undertaken faunal survey of two protected areas and also conservation oriented studies of endangered and threatened species for trophy-hunting programme.
Six of the faunal species were recorded at Naujan Lake National Park in Oriental Mindoro.
New (zoology, La Trobe U., Australia) and Lienar (Natural History Museum of Geneva) provide a preliminary guide to one of the lesser known insect orders in a region that displays complex patterns of transition between the Oriental and Australasian realms in many faunal groups.
With this as her guiding premise she sets about critiquing the faunal studies from the arid zone sites of Puntutjarpa, Intitjikula and Serpent's Glen (Gould 1977, 1996; O'Connor et al.
for Business Complex R.O Plant (0.2 m/g/d capacity), Rs 1 million for Surveys to Find Status, Distribution, Population Dynamics and Management of Faunal Biodiversity of Coastal Areas of Sindh and Balochistan,
Then, after millions of years of near-isolation, tectonic movements of the Earth's plates connected Africa with the northern continents, allowing floral and faunal exchange between landmasses.