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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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macrobiota

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.

(macrofauna, macroflora)

A general term for the larger soil organisms which may be hand-sorted from a soil sample. ‘Macrofauna’ in particular refers to burrowing vertebrate animals...

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meiofauna

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That part of the microfauna which inhabits algae, rock fissures, and the superficial layers of the muddy sea-bottom. The term is often used synonymously with interstitial fauna. Compare...

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mesofauna

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Ecology and Conservation.

Small, invertebrate animals found in the soil, characteristically annelids (worms), arthropods (Arthropoda), nematodes, and molluscs. These organisms are readily removed from a soil sample...

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microfauna

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Biological Sciences.

1 Animals that cannot be seen with the naked eye. They are normally observed with the aid of a microscope. Compare macrofauna.

2 The animals that live in...

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