the animals of a given region or period considered as a whole.
a treatise on the animals of a given region or period.
- faunal, adjective
- fau·nal·ly, adverb
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How to use fauna in a sentence
Local fauna also came into greater view, less fearful of cities when the hum of engines and voices died down.How the pandemic has helped and hurt animals around the world | Ula Chrobak | March 4, 2021 | Popular-Science
Barton also noted in his letter that the area, in a post-Civil War survey, was dubbed the “Canadian Valley” because of both the climate and the high concentration of far-north flora and fauna.Skiing West Virginia’s ‘Canadian Valley’ in a banner season | John Briley | February 18, 2021 | Washington Post
A pruner should be your go-tool for trimming and shaping your flora and fauna while preserving plant tissue and extending the life of your greenery.
The land holds some of the best-preserved Apache archaeological sites, as well as untouched flora and fauna like old-growth trees and threatened species like ocelots, which Redniss draws in realistic detail.'Oak Flat' Chronicles a Battle to Save Sacred Land | Erin Berger | January 14, 2021 | Outside Online
In Brazil, for instance, an app allows residents to report dead and afflicted fauna in hopes of identifying emerging outbreaks.The fight to stop the next pandemic starts in the jungles of Borneo | Brian Barth | December 2, 2020 | Popular-Science
The area is a disturbed wetland, invaded by non-native melaleuca trees that have crowded out native flora and fauna.
You think of the rainforest as this incredibly abundant place of fauna and animals and flora.
I kept my word and now I am beginning to make acquaintance with the flora and fauna of my little wood.Marguerite | Anatole France
The fauna is not abundant except in large mammals, which are very numerous on the drier steppes.
It was obviously unfair to expect her to be familiar with the flora and fauna of every part of the great Australian Continent.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont | Louis de Rougemont
In the fauna of the region that I had traversed I had noted changes corresponding to those in the flora.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce | Ambrose Bierce
I may conclude this chapter by a brief view of the fauna of the higher vertebral animals.
British Dictionary definitions for fauna
all the animal life of a given place or time, esp when distinguished from the plant life (flora)
a descriptive list of such animals
- faunal, adjective
- faunally, adverb
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Scientific definitions for fauna
The animals of a particular region or time period.
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Cultural definitions for fauna
Animals, especially the animals of a particular place and time.
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