Faunal Fau"nal, a. Relating to fauna. [1913 Webster]

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  • faunal — 1877, from FAUNA (Cf. fauna) + AL (Cf. al) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • faunal — fauna ► NOUN ▪ the animals of a particular region, habitat, or geological period. Compare with FLORA(Cf. ↑flora). DERIVATIVES faunal adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from Fauna, a rural goddess and the sister of Faunus (see FAUN(Cf. ↑faun)) …   English terms dictionary

  • Faunal assemblage — is the archaeological or paleontological term for a group of associated animal fossils found together in a given stratum. The principle of faunal succession is used in biostratigraphy to determine each biostratigraphic unit, or biozone. The… …   Wikipedia

  • faunal analysis — faunal analysis, Archaeology. the study of animal bones to identify, date, and trace them back to their source …   Useful english dictionary

  • faunal succession, law of — Observation that taxonomic groups of animals follow each other in time in a predictable manner. Sequences of successive strata and their corresponding fauna have been matched to form a composite picture detailing the history of the Earth,… …   Universalium

  • faunal — adjective see fauna …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • faunal — See fauna. * * * …   Universalium

  • faunal — adjective a) Pertaining to animals. b) Pertaining to a specific fauna of a given region or time …   Wiktionary

  • faunal — adj. pertaining to fauna, pertaining to the animals of a given area or time period …   English contemporary dictionary

  • faunal — fau·nal …   English syllables

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