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faunula

faunule (ˈfɔːnjuːl)

noun plural -ulae (-jʊliː) or -ules
  1. the fauna of a small single environment
  2. fossil fauna, dominated by representatives of a single community, found in a single stratum or in several thin adjacent strata

Word Origin

C20: from fauna + -ule
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