Megafauna meaning

mĕgə-fônə
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Large or relatively large animals of a particular region, period, or habitat.

Pleistocene megafauna; crabs and other aquatic megafauna.

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Large or relatively large animals of a particular place or time period. Saber-toothed tigers and mastodons belong to the extinct megafauna of the Oligocene and Pleistocene Epochs.
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The large animals of a given region or time, considered as a group.
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A treatise on such a group of large animals.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
megafauna
Plural:
megafaunas