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FAUNA

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Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 209 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FAUNA, the name, in Roman mythology, of a country goddess of the fields and cattle, known sometimes as the sister, some-times as the wife of the god Faunus; hence the term is used collectively for all the animals in any given geographical area or geological period, or for an enumeration of the same. It thus corresponds to the term " flora " in respect to plant life.
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