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fauna 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˈfônə/,/ˈfänə/,
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faunae, plural; faunas, plural;
  1. The animals of a particular region, habitat, or geological period
    • - the flora and fauna of Siberia
    • - islands that support one of the richest of all marine faunas
  2. A book or other work describing or listing the animal life of a region


  1. all the animal life in a particular region or period; "the fauna of China"; "the zoology of the Pliocene epoch"
  2. animal: a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
  3. animals considered as a group; especially those of a particular country, region, time, etc; a book, cataloguing the animals of a country etc
  4. Term referring collectively to all animals in an area. The zoological counterpart of flora.
  5. the total animal population that inhabits an area.
  6. A nature Goddess, the companion or counterpart of Faunus. She was also identified with Feronia and Bona Dea. In modern times, she lends her name to all of the animal kingdom.
  7. All of the animals found in a given area.
  8. The totality of the animals naturally inhabiting a certain country or region, or which have lived during a given geological period.
  9. The animal component of natural systems.
  10. Animals or animal life of a particular region or a particular time. [New Zealand Journal of Zoology; v15; 577; 1988.] [Biological Conservation; v46; 169; 1988.] [Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology; v305; 264-279; 2011; DOI:10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.03.007]
  11. The entire animal population, living or fossil, or a given area, environment, formation, or time span.
  12. All animals associated with a given habitat, country, area, or period.
  13. The animal population of an ecosystem or region.*
  14. (in  South America: The Argentinian Pampas)
  15. Animals and all living things in an ecosystem that are not plants.
  16. A term referring to an association of animals living in a particular place or at a particular time.
  17. The animals of any given area or epoch; as, the fauna of America; fossil fauna.
  18. The entire range of animal species within a geographical region.
  19. the animal life of a certain place and/or time as opposed to plant life (flora).
  20. A general term for animals (including reptiles, birds, marsupials, and fish).
  21. What do fish have to do with a planted tank? Quite a bit, if you want your plants to be useful and decorative and not fish food! Some plant-compatible species and helpful algae eaters and groundskeepers.
  22. all the animals of a particular region or time period, considered as a group. For example, the fauna of south Texas in prehistoric times included pronghorn antelope and bison as well as white-tailed deer, rabbits, and many other animals, from frogs to fish.
  23. The animals and arthropods in a given area in general.
  24. A Latin term that refers to animal remains, as opposed to flora, which refers to plant remains.
  25. (animals of a region) — named after Faunus (Roman pastoral god)