megafauna

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meg·a·fau·na

 (mĕg′ə-fô′nə)
n. pl. megafauna or meg·a·fau·nas
Large or relatively large animals of a particular region, period, or habitat: Pleistocene megafauna; crabs and other aquatic megafauna.

meg′a·fau′nal adj.

megafauna

(ˈmɛɡəˌfɔːnə)
n
(Zoology) the component of the fauna of a region or period that comprises the larger terrestrial animals

meg·a·fau·na

(mĕg′ə-fô′nə)
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.