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abyssal zone

abyssal zone  

The lower depths of the ocean (below approximately 2000 metres), where there is effectively no light penetration. Abyssal organisms are adapted for living under high pressures in cold dark ...
Atlantic Province

Atlantic Province  

A subdivision of the early Cambrian olenellid trilobite fauna. The trilobite faunas of the early Cambrian can be divided into two main regional groups: the olenellid fauna found in north-western ...
Bona Dea

Bona Dea  

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A Roman fertility goddess (in Latin, the ‘good goddess’), worshipped exclusively by women, and sometimes identified with Fauna.
boundary stratotype

boundary stratotype  

A specified rock section (see stratotype) within which the time-line (‘golden spike’, boundary zonal) occurs that marks the standard demarcation between chronostratigraphic units. In practice such ...
Fauna

Fauna   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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2005

A wide variety of animals were used in ancient Egypt. The Nile Valley fauna were a source of nutrition, they

fauna

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

the animals of a particular region, habitat, or geological period. The term is recorded from the late 18th century, and is a modern Latin application of ...

filter route

filter route  

A term introduced by the American palaeontologist G. G. Simpson in 1940 to describe a faunal migration route across which the spread of some animals is very likely but the spread of others is ...
flora

flora  

All the plant life normally present in a given habitat at a given time. See also microflora. Compare fauna.
LIFE Nature

LIFE Nature  

Part of the LIFE Programme sponsored by the European Union. It includes actions which are aimed at the conservation of natural habitats and the wild fauna and flora of EU interest, and supports ...
natural Resources

natural Resources  

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Factors of production provided by nature. This includes land suitable for agriculture, mineral deposits, and water resources useful for power generation, transport, and irrigation. It also includes ...
palaeontology

palaeontology  

The study of fossil flora and fauna. Information thus gained may be used to establish ancient environments and evolutionary lineages.
Tethyan realm

Tethyan realm  

The faunal province (see faunal realm) based in the region of the Tethys Sea. Characteristically Jurassic to Cretaceous in age, the Tethyan Realm denotes a warm-water, tropical to subtropical fauna ...

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