- the animals, plants, fungi, etc., of a region or period.
Origin of biota
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Historical Examples of biota
Another species of arbor vitae is Thuja orientalis, known also as Biota orientalis.
The Biota Elegantissima is one of the most unique hardy shrubs cultivated, and presents a bright golden appearance.Gardening for the Million
On Barro Colorado Island one aim is to preserve the biota and natural conditions with as little interference from man as possible.
The obvious differences in the biota on the two sides of the range are probably due to the contrasting climates.Mammals of the San Gabriel Mountains of California
Terry A. Vaughan
As a prey item, the prairie vole proved to be an important part of the biota of the Reservation.
- the plant and animal life of a particular region or period
Word Origin for biota
Word Origin and History for biota
1901, from Greek biota "life" (see bio-).
- The flora and fauna of a region.
- The organisms of a specific region or period considered as a group.