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Related topics: Biology, Animals
faunafau‧na /ˈfɔːnə $ ˈfɒː-/ noun [countable, uncountable] technical  HBall the animals living in a particular area or period in history flora
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faunaIn forestry, these chemicals can lead to a decline in water quality and to declines in aquatic fauna and flora.Geographically distant sites are characterized by very different faunas.The result is a digitized display of flora, fauna and visual effects.This size limitation means that harvester ant assemblages are not good indicators of the local mammalian fauna.Sheffield has a very active Natural History Society, which has accumulated a good knowledge of this city's fauna.The soil fauna may also be developing, as a topsoil accumulates.This detailed survey is peppered with information on how the faunas came to be collected - often by amateurs.If so, then modern vent fauna should be largely unchanged from those that existed hundreds of millions of years ago.
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