Definitions

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  • n. The animals that were alive in a particular period of geological history, especially those known only as fossils

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In geology, the fossil fauna of a geological formation, group, or system; the fauna of any period of geological history.

Etymologies

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From paleo- +‎ fauna

Examples

  • "This discovery of a fossil amphibian brings new information on the paleofauna of Antarctica before dinosaurs (emerged there)," Steyer explained.

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