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faunula

(ˈfɔːnjʊlə) or

faunule

n, pl -ulae (-jʊliː) or -ules
1. (Zoology) the fauna of a small single environment
2. (Palaeontology) fossil fauna, dominated by representatives of a single community, found in a single stratum or in several thin adjacent strata
[C20: from fauna + -ule]
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9:00 AM PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF THE CONTINENTAL MOLLUSCAN FAUNULE
The Shelton vertebrate faunule was derived from sediments that mantle the Oxford outwash plain.
The reptile footprint assemblage recently discovered there (Oleson and Huber, 1998) represents the oldest track faunule known to date in Eastern North America.
A bryozoan faunule from the upper Graham Formation, Pennsylvanian of north central Texas.
The faunule is composed exclusively of therian forms, and more specifically of zhelestid eutherians.
Identified Kootenai Formation continental molluscan faunule * Protelliptio douglassi -47 (1.5%) [common]; Unio farri -1 (0.00%) [rare]; Eupera onestae -7 (0.02%) [common]; Sphaerium sp.
Dalquest (1964) reported a small but interesting late Pleistocene faunule from Quitaque Creek in Motley Co., Texas.
A latest Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) lower vertebrate faunule from the Hell Creek Formation of North Dakota.