herpetofauna

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἑρπετόν ‎(herpetón, reptile) + fauna.

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herpetofauna ‎(usually uncountable, plural herpetofaunas)

  1. reptiles and amphibians as a group, especially those of a particular region or time period.
    The island is noted for its diverse herpetofauna.
    The herpetofaunas of the two regions reflect the differences in their geological histories.


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