Fauna is the name given to animal life or to a group of species of animals that are found in a given area or period of time. The corresponding name for all plant life is flora. The animals or fauna are further classified into categories depending on their location, aquatic organisms, soil (benthic) organisms etc.
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NOUN [PLURAL FAU·NAS, FAU·NAE]
the animals of a given region or period considered as a whole.
a treatise on the animals of a given region or period.
Fauna is a word used to describe all animals in a given area. Fauna is often used in conjunction with flora to mean all living things in a given area. Flora describes plant life. You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fauna
Fauna is a word for all creatures living within a specific area, or era. Fauna are divided into seven smaller groups. A few of these smaller categories are infauna, ephifauna, and macrofauna. You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fauna