faunule

noun
fau·​nule | \ ˈfȯˌnyül, ˈfäˌ- \
variants: or less commonly faunula \ -​nyələ \
plural faunules\ -​iz \ also faunulae\ -​yəˌlē \

Definition of faunule

: a diminutive fauna especially : an association of animal fossils found in a single stratum or a succession of strata of limited thickness

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History and Etymology for faunule

New Latin faunula, from fauna + -ula

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“Faunule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faunule. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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