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- noun In geology, the fossil fauna of a geological formation, group, or system; the fauna of any period of geological history.
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- noun geology, zoology The
animalsthat were alive in a particular period of geological history, especially those known only as fossils
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From paleo- + fauna
"This discovery of a fossil amphibian brings new information on the paleofauna of Antarctica before dinosaurs (emerged there)," Steyer explained.