Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to animals.
  • adj. Pertaining to a specific fauna of a given region or time.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to fauna.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a fauna; treating of a fauna; faunistic: as, a faunal publication.

Etymologies

fauna (“animals”) +‎ -al (“pertaining to”) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Beginning with that first visit, I made it a point to always get together with Louise, Rissa, and the rest of the animal bone team for what I called a faunal session.

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • Climate-related, long-term faunal changes in a California rocky intertidal community.

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  • Production shifts will depend upon local conditions such as faunal composition of the fishes and food species, tolerances and reactions of individual species to climate change, and general productivity shifts in aquatic ecosystems [2].

    Impacts on arctic freshwater and anadromous fisheries

  • This region provides habitat for considerable floral and faunal species diversity, many of which taxa are endemic.

    Talamancan montane forests

  • These zones extend the areas within which faunal species can travel or flora species can propagate.

    Biological corridor

  • In the case of faunal movement, even the traction and runway characteristics of the micro-habitat may be key to transportation, especially for smaller fauna.

    Biological corridor

  • Specific plants must be present to support the dietary needs of herbivores that will use the corridor, and plant densities and canopy structure must match the disparate needs of varied faunal requirements for such activities as perching, resting, hiding, burrowing and preying ..

    Biological corridor

  • That first description was based on the observed faunal change across the boundary mainly the distinct absence of dinosaur fossils above the boundary.

    Castle Rock - South Table Mountain - The Panda's Thumb

  • Darien harbors a variety of habitats ranging from sandy beaches, rocky coasts, mangroves, swamps and lowland and upland tropical forests containing several endemic faunal species.

    Darién National Park, Panama

  • For answers to those questions, you will most assuredly not find any in this article, but you will read about some interesting facts about a massive government-sponsored faunal surveillance system designed to track the food supply of the U.S. by tagging livestock, poultry and other animals with RFID.

    Faunal High Jinks

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