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fauna

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE).

All the animal life normally present in a given habitat at a given time. See also macrofauna; microfauna. Compare flora.

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hippopotami

Overview page. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE) — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

The largest animal indigenous to Egypt was the hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, Egyptian db or ḫʒb). Numerous representations of this heavily built mammal, with its plump features and...

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