Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Relating to fauna.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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