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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.

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 Bali and Lombok…

Coburg Peninsula

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

Bona Dea

(Encyclopedia) Bona Dea bō´nə dē´ə, in Roman religion, ancient fertility goddess worshiped only by women; also called Fauna. She was said to be the daughter, sister, or wife of Faunus. No man could…

Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, Jacques

(Encyclopedia) Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, Jacques zhäk bo͞oshā´ də krĕvkör´ də pĕrt, 1788–1868, French writer and archaeologist. He was the first to provide evidence that humans had existed in…

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 Australian…

jungle

(Encyclopedia) jungle [Hindustani jangal=desert, forest; from Skt. jangala=wasteland, uncultivated land], densest form of tropical forest (usually second growth or later) found throughout tropical…