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She is an expert on the fauna of the rain forest.
  all the animal life — especially in a particular region or period
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fauna faunal faunas faunae faunistic
Strongly Associated with:   flora
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  • She is an expert on the fauna of the rain forest.
  • "The most useful of this planet’s indigenous fauna.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Again there was hardly a sound, save the sharp, high songs of the nighttime fauna.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • In the hierarchy of schools, teachers are the most expendable of creatures, the fauna of classrooms who can be replaced as easily as lightbulbs.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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  • And fingering the hair back out of his eyes, he recited, "Thou daughter of the King of bright-lit mansions
    On the night that our wedding is on us,
    If living man I be in Duntulm,
    I will go bounding to thee with gifts.
    Thou wilt get a hundred badgers, dwellers in banks,
    A hundred brown otters, natives of streams,
    A hundred silver trout, rising from their pools ."
    And on through a remarkable list of the flora and fauna of the Isles.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • You need to judge how they handle the ride, the mount, and most who book here want some color, if you understand me, some talk of the area, the history, even flora and fauna.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • His siblings would recall him careening about, hurdling flora, fauna, and furniture.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • I study and classify the fauna.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Readers all over the world know this as The Diary of a fauna Girl.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Many of the entries in the brief, perplexing diary recovered with the body were terse observations of flora and fauna, which fueled speculation that McCandless was a field biologist.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild

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  • Millennia ago, when Danu Talis sank beneath the waves, a few of the Elders were able to rescue some of the flora and fauna and transplant it to other lands.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • Flora and fauna are so closely associated in the underwater world!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Lastly, he has his own fauna, which he observes attentively in the corners; the lady-bird, the death’s-head plant-louse, the daddy-long-legs, "the devil," a black insect, which menaces by twisting about its tail armed with two horns.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Pan’s hour, the faunal noon.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He also observed that the fauna there bore a strong resemblance to many of the species he had seen in South America.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • "Oh, just the local flora and fauna," Kate said, closing her notebook.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • An example of the local fauna.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • That dedication to his work, the good judgment with which he directed his attention, had allowed Aureliano to earn in a short time more money than Ursula had with her delicious candy fauna, but everybody thought it strange that he was now a full-grown man and had not known a woman.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • I am going on both with the fauna and flora; but I have at least done my insects well.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Cadets were a rare and vanishing species of American fauna, and our contests were like duels between well-groomed gentlemen.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Everything they needed to restore the peoples of the Earth, and the flora, and the fauna.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • I was too shaken to pretend that I’d spent an uneventful day with the flora and fauna.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • Now here she was, somehow making the cosmic leap of logic from dead flora in a pot to living fauna in the pet classifieds.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • I am not speaking of transplanted Terran flora and fauna — our stuff moves in and brushes the native stuff aside.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • Earth-type planet, near normal acceleration, probably a G-type sun in the sky . heavy vegetation, no fauna in sight— but that didn’t mean anything; there might be hundreds within hearing.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • Many of our names for common fauna and flora are unknown to him save as strange Americanisms, /e. g./, /terrapin/, /moose/, /persimmon/, /gumbo/, /egg-plant/, /alfalfa/, /sweet-corn/, /sweet-potato/ and /yam/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Lady Bruton stood by Miss Parry’s chair, a spectral grenadier, draped in black, inviting Peter Walsh to lunch; cordial; but without small talk, remembering nothing whatever about the flora or fauna of India.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • Most areas in the world may be placed in latitude and longitude, described chemically in their earth, sky and water, rooted and fuzzed over with identified flora and people with known fauna, and there’s an end to it.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • Clara spoke to the child all the time, not in baby talk but in perfect Spanish, as if she were conversing with a grown-up, the same way she addressed plants and animals; she was convinced that if she had had such good results with flora and fauna, there was no reason why it should not work with her own child.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • ] [Footnote 504: Fauna.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • —I say, Fauna Lal and Callendar’ll get the sack."
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • The flora were swaying gently alongside the great river that lay just past the entrance, as were the fauna.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • That would imply very little flora or fauna, which is obviously not the case here.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • How many new specimens of underwater flora and fauna I marveled at beneath the light of our electric beacon!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • It has plenty of flora and fauna, the same atmosphere as Earth, near enough, and much the same weather; it even has a good-sized moon and Earth’s exceptional tides.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • Oh, just the local flora and fauna.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • Fauna compatible.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • Mechanical ballerinas, music boxes, acrobatic monkeys, trotting horses, clowns who played the tambourine: the rich and startling mechanical fauna that Pietro Crespi brought dissipated Jose Arcadio Buendia’s affliction over the death of Melquiades and carried him back to his old days as an alchemist.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • And could such a selection over a very long period of time create new species of flora and fauna?
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The flora and fauna of the land are enormously represented.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • But the first real indication of peculiar seasonal habits of native fauna came from a very minor carnivore.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • Planet P is smaller than Terra, with a surface gravity of 0.7, is mostly arctic-cold ocean and rock, with lichenous flora and no fauna of interest.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • But while observing these different specimens of marine fauna, I didn’t stop examining the long plains of Atlantis.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • In the midst of a Venusian flora and an impossible fauna of invented animals much like those Rosa had embroidered on her tablecloth and Blanca baked in her kiln, she painted all the wishes, memories, sorrows, and joys of her childhood.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • The fauna.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Now we learn what patient periods must round themselves before the rock is formed, then before the rock is broken, and the first lichen race has disintegrated the thinnest external plate into soil, and opened the door for the remote Flora,[503] Fauna,[504] Ceres,[505] and Pomona,[506] to come in.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Blanca began to create tiny figures for the family’s Christmas manger, not only the Three Kings and the shepherds, but a whole crowd of every kind of people and every type of animal—African camels and zebras, American iguanas and Asian tigers—without worrying about the exact fauna of Bethlehem.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Central Africa is a rowdy society of flora and fauna that have managed to balance together on a trembling geologic plate for ten million years: when you clear off part of the plate, the whole slides into ruin.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • She did not hesitate as she recalled Lope de Aguirre’s search for El Dorado, or the unpronounceable names of the flora and fauna her extraordinary uncle had seen; she knew about the lamas who take salt tea with yak lard and she could give detailed descriptions of the opulent women of Tahiti, the rice fields of China, or the white prairies of the North, where the eternal ice kills animals and men who lose their way, turning them to stone in seconds.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • As for the local fauna, it included thousands of crustaceans of every type: lobsters, hermit crabs, prawns, mysid shrimps, daddy longlegs, rock crabs, and a prodigious number of seashells, such as cowries, murex snails, and limpets.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
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