megafauna

noun mega·fau·na \ -ˌfȯ-nə , -ˌfä- \

Definition of megafauna

1 :animals (such as bears, bison, or mammoths) of particularly large size
2 :fauna consisting of individuals large enough to be visible to the naked eye

megafaunal

play \-nᵊl\ adjective

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1927


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