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[meg-uh-faw-nuh] /ˈmɛg əˌfɔ nə/
noun, Ecology.
land animals of a given area that can be seen with the unaided eye.
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the component of the fauna of a region or period that comprises the larger terrestrial animals
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megafauna in Science
Large or relatively large animals of a particular place or time period. Saber-toothed tigers and mastodons belong to the extinct megafauna of the Oligocene and Pleistocene Epochs.
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