Examples of fauna in a Sentence
studying the diverse fauna of the island
studying the faunas of different islands
Recent Examples of fauna from the Web
The groups fear the center would destroy the park’s flora and fauna.
Many of them feature elaborate flora, fauna and landscapes, her signature motif.
Charismatic fauna of the human variety abound in the region’s lore, and Davis gives many of them cameos.
This reconstruction of the Flores stork — as a primarily ground-dwelling bird which may not have been able to fly — is indicative of just how strange the island’s fauna was.
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Did You Know?
Faunus and Fauna were the Roman woodland god and goddess for whom animals were a particular concern. Faunus was the Roman equivalent of the Greek god Pan, and like Pan, he had goats' legs. Their goat-legged helpers, called fauns, were known for their love of pleasure and mischief. The fauna of a continent are often very similar across a broad east-west band; from north to south, however, they may vary greatly.
Origin and Etymology of fauna
New Latin, from Latin Fauna, sister of Faunus
First Known Use: 1771
FAUNA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fauna for English Language Learners
biology : all the animals that live in a particular area, time period, or environment
FAUNA Defined for Kids
Definition of fauna for Students
: the animal life typical of a region, period, or special environment the island's fauna
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