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Definition of "fauna" []

  • Animals, especially the animals of a particular region or period, considered as a group. (noun)
  • A catalog of the animals of a specific region or period. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fauna" in a sentence
  • "To be noted among the fauna is the endemic venado de páramo (Mazana americana carrikeri), and the león colorado (Felis concolor bangsi)."
  • ""The fact that there isn't living fauna is a signal that something happened to these sites and these sediments," Joye said in a phone interview Friday."
  • "The list of endangered or near extinct fauna is extensive."