- n. Plural form of fauna.
“On what amount of similarity of their faunae is the doctrine of the contemporaneity of the European and of the North American”
“On what amount of similarity of their faunae is the doctrine of the contemporaneity of the European and of the North American Silurians based?”
“My old posts were generally so random they were actually making a collective run on the interstellar plane for God of Chaos, a coveted position that apparently necessitates a lot of haphazard references to various florae and faunae and a creepy tendency to drop in Latin for no obvious reason.”
“Animals and plants began their existence together, not long after the commencement of the deposition of the sedimentary rocks; and then succeeded one another, in such a manner, that totally distinct faunae and florae occupied the whole surface of the earth, one after the other, and during distinct epochs of time.”
“And yet there is no better evidence for the contemporaneity assumed by all who adopt the hypothesis of universal faunae and florae, of a universally uniform climate, and of a sensible cooling of the globe during geological time.”
“Every conceivable nook and cranny is stuffed with malignant faunae waiting to pounce.”
“For some reason, which I could not discover, the sea faunae were greatly attracted by this archipelago, and round the edges of the islands, in rock - pools and sandy bays the size of a large table, there was a bewildering assortment of life.”
“The distribution of life in the rivers and lakes of Brazil, the immense number of species and their local circumscription, as distinct faunae in definite areas of the same water-basin, amazed him; while the character of the soil and other geological features confirmed him in his preconceived belief that the glacial period could not have been less than cosmic in its influence.”
“It was Agassiz's declared belief that man had sprung not from a common stock, but from various centres, and that the original circumscription of these primordial groups of the human family corresponded in a large and general way with the distribution of animals and their combination into faunae.”
“This would be the more important as, with the exception of Brazil, hardly anything is known of the shore faunae upon the greater part of the South American coast.”
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