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herpetofauna

Line breaks: her¦peto|fauna
Pronunciation: /ˈhəːpɪtə(ʊ)ˌfɔːnə
 
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Definition of herpetofauna in English:

noun

[mass noun] Zoology
The reptiles and amphibians of a particular region, habitat, or geological period.
Example sentences
  • Therefore, the Hudson River population of Necturus is not unique among the aquatic herpetofauna.
  • In areas like savannas, where the scrub jays are in close proximity to suburban habitats, house cats are important predators of many bird species as well as herpetofauna.
  • The book also includes several studies on lesser-known animals - birds, herpetofauna and fishes - many of which have yet to be identified by science.

Origin

modern Latin, from Greek herpeton 'creeping thing, reptile' + fauna.

Derivatives

herpetofaunal

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • In 1997 and 1998, a herpetofaunal survey was conducted in conjunction with the Binational Expedition.
  • Thus far we have made great progress in our herpetofaunal surveys of the Southeast Coastal Network Parks.
  • Unlike calling frog and toad surveys, this method samples the entire herpetofaunal community, not just those that are vocal.

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