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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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Studies carried out on Caribbean streams have shown the existence of faunally distinct zones which were defined by temperature (Harrison & Rankin 1976), and substrate composition/flow pattern (Hynes 1971).
Each station was assigned to one of two locations (Sachs Harbour or Gjoa Haven), one of three substrate classes containing fauna (gravelly sand, sand, or mud; the hypoxic mud substrate was faunally barren), and one of the two depth classes.
High seed dispersal rates in faunally intact rain forest: theoretical and conservation implications.