Fauna

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Fauna is all of the animal life present in a particular region or time.wikipedia
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Flora

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The corresponding term for plants is flora.
The corresponding term for animal life is fauna.

Fauna of Madagascar

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Fauna comes from the name Fauna, a Roman goddess of earth and fertility, the Roman god Faunus, and the related forest spirits called Fauns.
The fauna of Madagascar is a part of the wildlife of Madagascar.

Stage (stratigraphy)

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Paleontologists sometimes refer to a sequence of faunal stages, which is a series of rocks all containing similar fossils.
The term faunal stage is sometimes used, referring to the fact that the same fauna (animals) are found throughout the layer (by definition).

Animal

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Fauna is all of the animal life present in a particular region or time.

Bioturbation

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Today, a variety of organisms live in and disturb the sediment.
Major marine bioturbators range from small infaunal invertebrates to fish and marine mammals.

Benthic zone

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Infauna are benthic organisms that live within the bottom substratum of a water body, especially within the bottom-most oceanic sediments, the layer of small particles at the bottom of a body of water, rather than on its surface.
Those living on the surface of the ocean floor are known as epifauna.

Biome

biotabiomesmajor habitat type
Flora, fauna and other forms of life such as fungi are collectively referred to as biota.
A biome is a community of plants and animals that have common characteristics for the environment they exist in.

Fauna and Flora International

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It later became the Fauna Preservation Society, before being renamed Fauna and Flora Preservation Society in 1981.

Protozoa

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Microfauna are microscopic or very small animals (usually including protozoans and very small animals such as rotifers).
As components of the micro- and meiofauna, protozoa are an important food source for microinvertebrates.

Plant

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The corresponding term for plants is flora.

Fungus

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Flora, fauna and other forms of life such as fungi are collectively referred to as biota.

Zoology

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Zoologists and paleontologists use fauna to refer to a typical collection of animals found in a specific time or place, e.g. the "Sonoran Desert fauna" or the "Burgess Shale fauna".

Sonoran Desert

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Zoologists and paleontologists use fauna to refer to a typical collection of animals found in a specific time or place, e.g. the "Sonoran Desert fauna" or the "Burgess Shale fauna".

Burgess Shale

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Zoologists and paleontologists use fauna to refer to a typical collection of animals found in a specific time or place, e.g. the "Sonoran Desert fauna" or the "Burgess Shale fauna".

Paleontology

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Paleontologists sometimes refer to a sequence of faunal stages, which is a series of rocks all containing similar fossils. Zoologists and paleontologists use fauna to refer to a typical collection of animals found in a specific time or place, e.g. the "Sonoran Desert fauna" or the "Burgess Shale fauna".

Fauna (deity)

Fauna
Fauna comes from the name Fauna, a Roman goddess of earth and fertility, the Roman god Faunus, and the related forest spirits called Fauns.

Faunus

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Fauna comes from the name Fauna, a Roman goddess of earth and fertility, the Roman god Faunus, and the related forest spirits called Fauns.

Faun

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Fauna comes from the name Fauna, a Roman goddess of earth and fertility, the Roman god Faunus, and the related forest spirits called Fauns.

Pan (god)

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All three words are cognates of the name of the Greek god Pan, and panis is the Greek equivalent of fauna.

Greek language

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All three words are cognates of the name of the Greek god Pan, and panis is the Greek equivalent of fauna.

Carl Linnaeus

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The term was first used by Carl Linnaeus from Sweden in the title of his 1745 work Fauna Suecica.

Habitat

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Cryptofauna are the fauna that exist in protected or concealed microhabitats.

Bacteria

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Bacteria and microalgae may also live in the interstices of bottom sediments.

Microalgae

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Bacteria and microalgae may also live in the interstices of bottom sediments.

Lingulata

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Such creatures are found in the fossil record and include lingulata, trilobites and worms.