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Fauna

(Encyclopedia) Fauna, in Roman religion: see Bona Dea .

Brewer's: Fauna

(2 syl.). The animals of a country at any given geological period; so called from the mythological fauns, who were the patrons of wild animals. Nor less the place of curious plant he knows…

CITES

(Encyclopedia) CITES: see Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora .

Lord Howe Island

(Encyclopedia) Lord Howe Island, volcanic island (2016 pop. 382), 5 sq mi (12.9 sq km), S Pacific, a dependency of New South Wales, Australia. It is a resort c.300 mi (480 km) E of the…

Leidy, Joseph

(Encyclopedia) Leidy, Joseph lī´dē [key], 1823–91, American scientist, b. Philadelphia, grad. Univ. of Pennsylvania medical school. From 1853 he taught anatomy at his alma mater. He…

Wallace's line

(Encyclopedia) Wallace's line, imaginary line postulated by A. R. Wallace as the dividing line between Asian and Australian fauna in the Malay Archipelago. It passes between…

Coburg Peninsula

(Encyclopedia) Coburg or Cobourg Peninsula both: kō´bûrg [key], c.50 mi (80 km) long and 25 mi (40 km) wide, N Northern Territory, Australia, E of Melville Island. It is a…

Bona Dea

(Encyclopedia) Bona Dea bō´nə dē´ə [key], in Roman religion, ancient fertility goddess worshiped only by women; also called Fauna. She was said to be the daughter, sister, or wife of…

Kangaroo Island

(Encyclopedia) Kangaroo Island, small island, South Australia, S Australia, at the entrance to Gulf St. Vincent. It is 90 mi (145 km) long and 34 mi (55 km) wide. The chief products are…