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Found Fauna 13 times.

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1. Darwin, Charles
An English naturalist who lived from 1809 to 1882; he studied and documented the flora and fauna of parts of coastal South America, including the Galapagos Islands, but is most famous for developing the theories of evolution and natural selection .

2. Environment
* The complex of climatic , edaphic and biotic factors that act upon an organism or an ecological community and ultimately determine its form and survival. * Califonia state law defines environment as "the physical conditions which exist within the area which will be affected by a proposed project, including land, air, water, mineral, flora, fauna, noise, and objects of historic or aesthetic significance."

3. Epifauna
Animals living on the surface of the substrate.

4. Fauna
Animal life.

5. Fauna
Term referring collectively to all animals in an area. The zoological counterpart of flora .

6. Faunation
The total animal life of a zone or area; the animal equivalent of vegetation.

7. Flora
Term collectively applied to all of the plants in an area. The botanical counterpart of fauna .

8. Infauna
Aquatic animals living within the matrix of bottom sediment.

9. Macrofauna
Animals large enough to be seen with the naked eye.

10. Macroinfauna
Animals living within aquatic sediments and large enough to be seen with the naked eye.


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