from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the geographic distribution of animals.

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  • adj. Of, or pertaining to the distribution of animals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or determined by faunists; relating to a fauna; faunal: as, the faunistic position of an animal (that is, the position assigned to it in a fauna); faunistic methods.


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  • Justification for the ecoregion is based on endemic bird areas and both floristic and faunistic range limits to "dry forest" species, associations, and processes.

    Central American dry forests

  • The Chilean Winter Rainfall-Valdivian Forests Hotspot represents the crossroads of two major floristic and faunistic regions: the Neotropical and ancient Gondwanan provinces.

    Biological diversity in the Chilean winter rainfall-valdivian forests

  • Although White does not separate the northern African from the southern African halophytic areas, experts felt that the geographic distance between and the significant differences in the floristic and faunistic composition were sufficient to justify separating the areas into separate ecoregions.

    Saharan halophytics

  • However, based on expert opinion, it has been separated from the more southerly montane areas of the Eastern Arc based on floristic and faunistic differences between these two areas.

    East African montane forests

  • Veracruz has been described as one of the richest faunistic regions in the west hemisphere, and is one of three regions with the highest insect richness and endemism.

    Veracruz moist forests

  • The River Tara, one of the last wild rivers in Europe, has pure, clear waters, a gorge of 1,300 m depth and notable floristic and faunistic diversity.

    Durmitor National Park, Montenegro

  • It contains higher levels of rainfall than the areas further north, and floristic and faunistic patterns that are distinct.

    Southern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets

  • The open savannas are the least used habitat by the megafauna of this ecoregion, and most of the faunistic richness is concentrated around permanent and temporary water sources.


  • Examples of these data types are water quality, flow rates, and sediment loads for potable water and irrigation activities; land-use capability assessments for potential agricultural and natural resources protection activities; floristic, faunistic, and habitat distribution data for activities required to protect or restore endangered or critical ecosystem components.

    1. Rural common property resources: a growing crisis.


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